DHAKA: At least four people were killed in a deadly fire that broke out in a 22-storey building in Dhaka’s Banani area on Thursday, in the latest blaze to hit the Bangladeshi capital.
The incident happened on Thursday afternoon in the building that houses several garment shops and internet service providers.
While several were still feared trapped inside the building, the officials confirmed the death of four people and said that they succumbed to the injuries while they jumped off the building for safety, the Dhaka Tribune reported.
“One person, a man yet to be identified by the authorities, was declared dead at Kurmitola General Hospital,” Kazi Shahan Haque, the officer-in-charge of Cantonment police station, confirmed and said the victim fell off the building while trying to escape the fire.
” Similarly, three more male victims were declared dead on arrival by the doctors of United Hospital,” Sazzadur Rahman Shuvo, a senior executive of the hospital, was quoted as saying by the paper after he confirmed the deaths.