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Fire breaks out in 22-storey building in Bangladesh

Press Trust of India  |  Dhaka 

Several people were feared trapped in a 22-storey building which caught fire in Bangladeshi capital's Banani area on Thursday, according to media reports.

The incident happened on Thursday afternoon in the building that houses several garment shops and internet service providers. Several people are feared trapped inside the building.

"The fire broke out at FR Tower around 12:52 pm on Thursday,"Ataur Rahman, an officer of the Dhaka Fire Service Central Control Room, was quoted as saying by the Dhaka Tribune.

He said that 17 fire tenders have been sent to the spot to douse the blaze.

"Seventeen firefighting units of the Dhaka Fire Service and Civil Defence are trying to douse the fire," he said.

Last month at least 70 people were killed and over 50 injured when a fast-moving fire swept through an apartment buildings and chemical warehouses in Dhaka's congested Chawkbazar area.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, March 28 2019. 15:05 IST
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