Bangladesh hearth: Lethal blaze hits Banani constructing in Dhaka

Blaze at a multi-storey commercial building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 28 March 2019Picture copyright

An enormous blaze has damaged out in a high-rise constructing in an upmarket business space of the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka.

No less than one individual has been killed and a number of other are reported injured.

Dozens of individuals are feared trapped contained in the 19-storey workplace block in Banani. Folks had been seen shouting for assist from home windows and native media say some have jumped out of the constructing.

A large blaze in Dhaka’s previous quarter final month killed no less than 78 folks and injured dozens extra.

Native media stated folks had been seen shouting for assist from home windows and no less than six folks jumped out of the burning constructing.

Hearth crews are on the scene, backed by members of the navy and air pressure.

“Nineteen fire-fighting models are working on the scene. Bangladesh navy and air pressure have additionally joined to battle the fireplace,” obligation officer Mohammad Russel from Dhaka’s central hearth service management room is quoted as saying by AFP information company.

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tons of of panicked family members and associates have gathered outdoors the constructing

Air pressure helicopters had been seen rescuing folks from the rooftop.

Helicopters additionally dropped water on the burning constructing from above whereas tons of of panicked family members and associates gathered outdoors the constructing.

Giant fires are comparatively widespread in Bangladesh, owing to lax security laws and poor constructing circumstances. A whole lot of individuals have been killed in recent times.

Final month, a fireplace in a slum within the coastal metropolis of Chittagong killed no less than 9 folks.

Dhaka, with a inhabitants of greater than 18 million, is among the world’s most densely populated cities. Some three.5 million of its folks dwell in slums, in accordance with the World Financial institution.

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