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Death toll in Bangladesh factory fire rises to 31

  • A Bangladeshi man walks out of Tampaco Foils Ltd. factory that caught fire Saturday, in Tongi industrial area outside Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016. A boiler exploded and triggered a fire at the packaging factory. (AP Photo/A. M. Ahad)

    A Bangladeshi man walks out of Tampaco Foils Ltd. factory that caught fire Saturday, in Tongi industrial area outside Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016. A boiler exploded and triggered a fire at the packaging factory. (AP Photo/A. M. Ahad)  (The Associated Press)

  • A factory employee is comforted as he cries near a packaging factory which was burnt down by a fire in Tongi industrial area outside Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016. A boiler exploded and triggered a fire Saturday at Tampaco Foils Ltd. factory. (AP Photo/A. M. Ahad)

    A factory employee is comforted as he cries near a packaging factory which was burnt down by a fire in Tongi industrial area outside Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016. A boiler exploded and triggered a fire Saturday at Tampaco Foils Ltd. factory. (AP Photo/A. M. Ahad)  (The Associated Press)

  • Local people walk past Tampaco Foils Ltd. factory that caught fire Saturday, as firefighters work to put out a fire in Tongi industrial area outside Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016. A boiler exploded and triggered a fire at the packaging factory. (AP Photo/A. M. Ahad)

    Local people walk past Tampaco Foils Ltd. factory that caught fire Saturday, as firefighters work to put out a fire in Tongi industrial area outside Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016. A boiler exploded and triggered a fire at the packaging factory. (AP Photo/A. M. Ahad)  (The Associated Press)

The death toll from a boiler explosion and subsequent fire at a packaging factory in Bangladesh over the weekend has risen to 31 after more bodies were found in the debris.

Local administrator S.A. Alam says six more bodies were recovered Sunday evening, while two others were found overnight as firefighters cleared the debris at the packaging factory in the Tongi industrial area outside the capital, Dhaka.

At least eight workers were still missing Monday, two days after the explosion and fire.

Saturday was the last working day at the factory before the workers were to go on leave for a weeklong holiday for the Islamic festival of Eid al-Adha, which falls on Tuesday.