Subhash Chandra Saha, Additional Superintendent of Police of Narayanganj District Police said that none of the 49 bodies were identified in the fire incident at the Sajib Group's Hashem Food and Beverage Limited factory in Rupganj, Narayanganj.
He said this in response to a question from reporters at Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Friday afternoon.
The Additional Superintendent of Police said that so far 49 bodies have been recovered from the rubble and brought to the DMK morgue. Our first task will be to identify the bodies through DNA testing in due process.
All the bodies were burnt. If necessary, their bodies will be frozen. The body will be handed over after DNA simple matching with relatives.
The bodies of 52 people have been recovered till 2:30 in the afternoon due to the fire. And three people died in the hospital. The body is being sent to Dhaka Medical College Hospital for autopsy. Rescue operations will begin on the fifth and sixth floors of the building. No workers on the fourth floor could get out as it was locked. They burned to death on the floor of the building.
Narayanganj District Commissioner Mostain Billah has announced a donation of 25,000 taka to the families of the deceased and 10,000 taka to the injured.
A fire broke out at the Cezanne juice factory on Thursday afternoon. 18 units of Dhaka, Narayanganj and Demra fire services are starting to control the fire.
The fire was almost under control by early Friday morning. But in the morning, the fire inside increased again. Around 10:30 in the morning, fire was seen burning in the front of the fifth and sixth floors of the six-story factory building.