About 44 workers were hurt after a knitwear factory in Bangladesh's second city Chittagong caught fire last night (21 March), Xinhua reported.

The cause of the fire, which damaged some of the contents of the unidentified six-storey factory, is as yet unknown.

The incident follows another recent Chittagong factory blaze, which killed about 55 people and left another 100 injured.

In addition, three garment workers were killed in a recent fire-related stampede, and about 25 were killed when a factory collapsed.