Bangladesh Factory Collapses After Catching Fire
At least 23 people have been killed, and authorities expect that number to rise.By Matt Picht | September 10, 2016
A multistory factory in Bangladesh collapsed Saturday after a boiler explosion engulfed the building in flames. At least 23 people were killed in the disaster, and officials fear the death toll will rise.
Police say about 100 people were working in the Tampaco Foils packaging building when the fire started in the early morning. Flammable chemicals stored in the factory accelerated the blaze; firefighters were still working to extinguish the fire Saturday evening.