Five workers missing following Bengal factory fire

Five workers at a plastics factory in India have been reported missing following a fire.

The blaze engulfed a two-storey plastic chair manufacturing plant in West Bengal on Monday 11 February, with rescuers still fighting flames into Tuesday.

Around 65 workers are believed to have been inside the factory when the fire took hold.

The Hindustan Times reports that both the owner and the manager of the premises cannot be traced and that locals allege they escaped after the disaster.

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