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43 People Died After Fire in a Building in Dhaka

43 People Died After Fire in a Building in Dhaka43 People Died After Fire in a Building in Dhaka

Dhaka/Internet/Hyderabad, Mar 1 (Hydnow):  At least 43 people were killed in a deadly fire that broke out at a six-story commercial building on Baily Road in Dhaka late on Thursday night. 

Of the deceased, 33 died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital and 10 in Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery, said Health Minister Samanta Lal Sen. 

He added that more than 22 people who were severely burned are battling for their lives.  Around 75 people, including 42 in an unconscious state, were rescued from Green Cozy Cottage shopping Mall. 

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The Fire Service says the Green Cozy collage houses kacchi Bhai Biryani shop, an outlet of retail Illiyeen, and several other shops.

Locals and firefighters were seen rescuing the people trapped inside the building in some of the videos.  The fire that broke out around 9.50 p.m. was brought under control after two hours. 

Mohammad Rashed, a rescue worker of the Fire Service, exited through the back of the building with five other workers.  All of them escaped out of the building with air jumping bags. 

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A security guard in an adjacent building recounted his experience saying.  “There was no fire at first, we only saw smoke. 

When I went to the ground floor of the building to inspect the matter I heard a gas cylinder burst and the fire spread to the upper floors of the building.”  (Hydnow) 


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