The fire began on the ground floor of a multi-story building in an industrial area some 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Dhaka on Thursday night. It originated at a facility producing noodles and drinks that belongs to Hashem Food and Beverage. On Friday morning, it was still raging, firefighters told local media.
According to the latest reports from local media, rescue officials confirmed that 52 bodies had been pulled from the rubble. They said the search continues, as more people are feared to be trapped inside the building.