Bangladesh police say 13 killed in plastics factory fire

Police in Bangladesh ssay at least 13 people have been killed and 21 have been injured in a fire at a plastic factory near Dhaka

DHAKA, Bangladesh -- Police in Bangladesh said Thursday that at least 13 people have been killed and 21 have been injured in a fire at a plastic factory near Dhaka.

Police official Mohammaed Bacchu Mia said the fire took place Wednesday at the Prime Plastic Industries factory in Keraniganj.

He said one person died at the scene of the blaze and another 12 succumbed to injuries in the hospital Thursday.

The cause of the fire was not immediately clear.

Bangladesh has a tragic history of industrial disasters.