A fatal fire swept across the Tampaco Foils factory on Saturday after a boiler exploded leaving 24 killed and dozens other injured.
On Sunday, one of those injured succumbed to his burn injuries at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital while four bodies were found in the collapsed five-storey factory building.
Gazipur fire service’s Deputy Assistant Director Md Aktaruzzaman said three more bodies have been recovered from the building on Monday.
The flames in the factory were not doused completely. Fire was still being spotted here and there on Monday morning.
The army has also joined the operation.
Owned by former BNP MP from Sylhet Syed Mokbul Hussain, the Tampaco Foils packaging factory was set up in 1977.
The factory employs around 450 workers and some 75 people were working when the boiler exploded and started the fire on Saturday.
The Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) has conducted autopsy on 25 bodies on Sunday and handed them over to the relatives.
“More than half of them died due to impact of the explosion while others were burnt to death,” said DMCH Forensic Department’s Assistant Professor Md Sohel Mahmud.
Doctors at DMCH said nine persons were being treated at the hospital for injuries sustained due to impact.
The labour ministry has announced Tk 200,000 cash assistance for families of the dead victims.
Gazipur’s local administration is providing Tk 20,000 for the dead victims’ families while Tk 5,000 for those injured.
The factory’s owner has also assured compensation for families of the victims.
The Gazipur district administration has formed a five-member probe body to investigate the mishap.
The fire service and the government’s Factory Inspection Department have also launched separate investigations