Dhaka Building Fire Death Toll Rises to 25, Several Injured

Fire in Bangladesh

Fire in Bangladesh

Nineteen bodies were recovered from inside the building.

The injured Sri Lankan, identified as Indika Marasinghe had left the hospital after receiving treatment. More than 100 ambulances were parked in streets around the building.

Shoikot Rahman said he ran to safety after hearing colleagues raise the alarm, narrowly escaping the smoke and flames engulfing the building.

A control room set up at the scene told the media in the evening that the fire crews were still searching the building for survivors.

Relatives crying for dear ones as many were trapped inside the FR Tower in Dhaka's Banani during a fire incident on Thursday.

People were seen screaming for help from windows, while some lowered themselves down the side of the building.

Three hospitals reported that six men and women had arrived dead or with fatal injuries after jumping from the office block. One person slipped from what appeared to be a rope that people were using to escape, bounced off utility wires and fell to the ground. Some of the people who have suffered over 60 per cent burns are being treated at Dhaka Medical College Hospital's burn unit.

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Apart from 21 fire tenders, Bangladesh Air Force helicopters and Navy commandos have been sent to the spot to douse the blaze.

At least 19 people died in a massive fire broke out at a high-rise office building in Bangladesh's capital city of Dhaka.

"Teams have entered the building and they are scouring the floors for any remaining victims".

There was no immediate confirmation of casualties, although some reports said several people fell from the building trying to escape the fire. "The fire started in a restaurant on the sixth floor". Since then, the building was surrounded by onlookers and volunteer helpers.

Large fires are relatively common in Bangladesh, owing to lax safety regulations and poor building conditions.

It should be mentioned here that February 20, at least 70 people were killed and over 50 injured when a fast-moving fire swept through an apartment buildings and chemical warehouses in the congested Chawkbazar area.

The owners of shops and offices inspected their respective spaces in the burnt building along with police and fire service officials and took valuables what they found, he said.

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