Massive fire at Banani’s FR Tower, many get trapped

Massive fire at Banani’s FR Tower, many get trapped

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 01:20 PM, 28 March 2019   Updated: 03:44 PM, 28 March 2019

Photo: Daily Bangladesh

Photo: Daily Bangladesh

A massive fire broke out at a multistoried building on Kemal Ataturk Avenue in the capital’s Banani area on Thursday noon.

On information, 13 firefighting units rushed there and have been trying to douse the blaze. 

Many people are believed to have got trapped in the burning building while an unspecified number of panicked people suffered injuries as they jumped off its different floors for safety. 

Fire Service and Civil Defense’s control room duty officer Ataur Rahman said, “the fire broke out around 12:55 pm on the fifth floor of the FR Tower. There are 13 fire service units in the spot to douse the blaze. More units are sending.” 

“The cause behind the fire is yet to be ascertained and no causality has been reported so far. We’re working to douse it, the details can be known later,” he also said. 

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