A Sri Lankan national reportedly fell to his death while escaping the fire at a high-rise building in Dhaka’s Banani area this afternoon.
Deceased Niras Chandra, a Sri Lankan citizen, was brought dead to Kurmitola General Hospital, said the hospital’s Director Brig Gen Qazi Rashid-Un-Nabi.
He sustained serious injuries as he jumped off the building to escape the fire and died before he was brought to the hospital, he also said.
With the death, at least 19 people died so far in the devastating fire at 22-storey FR Tower in Banani, a commercial hub of Dhaka.
So far, 41 victims have been admitted to the hospital, however, their conditions are not serious; he said adding, that most of them are suffering from breathing complications as they inhaled the smoke.
Meanwhile, a burnt victim has been referred to burn unit of Dhaka Medical College and Hospital.