A fire has broken out in a textile factory in the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka, trapping at least 50 workers, it was reported yesterday (31 August).

According to local sources, the fire broke out on Monday night and has hospitalised at least 20 people already. The fire started in the storeroom of the Taiwan-owned textile factory building.

The factory is located at the Dhaka Export Processing Zone in Savar.

Some 200 knitting and 100 weaving machines of the Jung Sign Textiles have been destroyed in the blaze, the reports claimed.