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Fire kills 1 in Paltan

Fire kills 1 in Paltan

A man died of smoke inhalation as a fire broke out at a building in Paltan area of Dhaka early today. Victim Anwar Hossain, 40, was a caretaker of Swadesh Tower where the fire originated around 5:20am, a constable of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) police camp told The Daily Star. Anwar fell sick after...

Feni land office torched, UP chairman held

Feni land office torched, UP chairman held

Miscreants set fire to a land office in Chhagalnaiya upazila of Feni early today. Police detained Rabiul Haque Chowdhury, chairman of Radhanagar union parishad and BNP general secretary of the union unit, suspecting his involvement with the arson attack, said Md Rashed Khan Chowdhury, officer-in-charge of Chhagalnaiya Police Station. The incident happened at 3:30am when...

Child killed in Agargaon slum fire

Child killed in Agargaon slum fire

A six-year-old child was burnt alive as a fire broke out at a slum in Agargaon area of Dhaka today. At least 100 shanties of the slum were gutted in the fire that originated at Agargaon Slum around 11:25am. Twelve firefighting units from different fire stations have rushed to the spot and doused the flame...

4 Bangladeshis killed in fire in Saudi Arabia

At least six migrant workers, including four Bangladeshis, were killed in a fire at a sofa manufacturing factory in Dammam of Saudi Arabia early Monday. The Bangladeshis were identified as -- Abu Musa and Ziaur Rahman of Comilla, Mir Rahman of Feni, and Abu Mollah of Chandpur, said Sarwar Alam, counsellor (Labour Wing) at the Bangladesh embassy in Riyadh. “The fire broke out at the factory around 1:30am (Saudi Arabia local time). The victims were asleep at that time,” he told...

Bus set afire at Karwan Bazar

Bus set afire at Karwan Bazar

A passenger bus was set afire in front of the Petrobangla Bhaban at Karwan Bazar in Dhaka this afternoon. No casualty was reported in the arson attack that took place at 12:50pm, Fire Service and Civil Defence sources said. The sabotage occurred on the second day of 72-hour hartal enforced by the BNP-led 20-party alliance...

Fire at Gulshan BBC media office

Fire at Gulshan BBC media office

A fire broke out at BBC Media Action office at Gulshan-2 in Dhaka this morning. No casualties were reported in the incident. Several computers and furniture were damaged in the fire which originated inside the office housed on the eighth-floor of Concord IK Tower around 8:30am, said Milon Mia, inspector of Fire Service and Civil...

Fire rips through Dubai skyscraper

Fire rips through Dubai skyscraper

A fire has swept through the Torch skyscraper in Dubai, one of the tallest residential buildings in the world. Strong winds helped the blaze to spread across the 336.1m (1,105ft) high building in the marina district. One eyewitness told the BBC "there was debris flying everywhere, falling into neighbouring buildings". The fire was later brought...

Electronics factory gutted in Gazipur fire

Electronics factory gutted in Gazipur fire

An electronics factory was gutted in a fire in Kaliakoir upazila of Gazipur this evening. Fire service officials said Jamuna Electronics Factory caught fire around 6:30pm. Around 20,000 refrigerators, 6,000 televisions and valuable electronic equipment were burnt in the devastating fire, Abu Yusuf, store manager at the factory, told our Gazipur correspondent. Apurba Bol, station officer...

17 killed in S China market fire

17 killed in S China market fire

A fire at a southern China wholesale market has killed at least 17 people and injured nine others, including one firefighter who was seriously hurt, officials said Friday. The fire broke out Thursday afternoon on the fourth floor of the market in southern Guangdong province and was controlled that night, said a statement issued...

Thirteen killed in Mirpur Styrofoam factory fire

Thirteen killed in Mirpur Styrofoam factory fire

At least 13 people, including two women, were burnt to death as a fire swept through a Styrofoam package factory in Mirpur-1 yesterday. Locals said the entire six-storey factory building called APCCO Complex, close to Sony Cinema Hall, erupted in flames following an explosion around 5:25pm. At least 64 workers were inside the building...

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