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Bangladesh Fire: Deadly Blaze Hits Office Building at Banani, At Least 17 Dead

Bangladesh Fire: Deadly Blaze Hits Office Building at Banani, At Least 17 Dead

A fire in a high-rise office building in Bangladesh’s capital on Thursday, March 28, killed seven people and injured at least 28 others, police said.nMany people were trapped inside the building, but fire officials said after battling the blaze for several hours that most had been rescued. “The situation is under control,” said Debashish Bardhan, a Fire Service and Civil Defense deputy director. The fire had lost some of its intensity but was not yet fully extinguished, Bardhan said.bFirefighters were shattering the building’s glass walls to free toxic gas.

The fire at the FR Tower, located on a busy avenue in Dhaka’s Banani commercial district, was the latest in a city where flouted building regulations and safety norms have made deadly blazes common.

Banani police chief Forman Ali told reporters that seven people including a Sri Lankan had died and at least 28 others were injured.

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