Fire fighters recovered six charred bodies from a plastic factory in Kamalbag area of Old Dhaka's Chawkbazar that caught fire Monday noon.

The identities of the deceased couldn't be ascertained immediately.

Shahjahan Shikdar, deputy assistant director (media cell) of fire service and civil defense headquarters, told UNB that they recovered the bodies from the debris after the blaze was tamed.

The rescue operation is still underway, he added.

The fire started around 12 pm but the origin could not be known immediately, said Anwarul Islam, Wearhouse Inspector (Media cell) of fire service and civil defense headquarters.

On information, 10 firefighting units rushed to the spot and brought the blaze under control around 2:20pm, added the inspector.

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