banani blaze

April 2, 2019
April 2, 2019

Enforcing fire safety requirements

Over the past few months, Bangladesh has been passing an anxious situation. Banani FR Tower and Gulshan DNCC Market fire

March 30, 2019
March 30, 2019

Living in a minefield of manmade disasters

I was at the canteen during lunch hours at my workplace on Thursday when I found out about the fire in FR Tower. Everyone's eyes were fixated on the TV.

March 30, 2019
March 30, 2019

Ensure safety at workplace

The European Union wants Bangladesh to replicate the safety standards in garment factories at all buildings to ensure workplace safety.

March 30, 2019
March 30, 2019

High-rises in The Capital: Concern over sloppy fire safety measures

Most high-rise buildings in Dhaka lack fire safety measures, which can cause high causalities in case of a fire, experts said.

March 29, 2019
March 29, 2019

Mostly onlookers, some of real help

When the deadly fire was razing through the FR Tower in Banani yesterday, thousands of “over-enthusiastic” people poured into the Kamal Ataturk Avenue, giving the firefighters a tough time while running the rescue operation.

March 29, 2019
March 29, 2019

A city where spectre of fire looms

Only 129 of 3,786 establishments in Dhaka city surveyed by the Fire Service and Civil Defence headquarters in 2017 were not classified as “Risky” or “Extremely Risky”.

March 29, 2019
March 29, 2019

A tower of violations

The FR Tower had no permission for its top four floors and there was no fire-protected staircase in the 22-storey building that houses dozens of offices, Rajuk and fire service officials have confirmed.

March 29, 2019
March 29, 2019

'Only two ways to escape'

Exhausted and terrified, Saifur Rahman, employee of Amraa network office on the 17th floor of the 22-storey Faruk Rupayan Tower in the capital's Kamal Ataturk Avenue, sat on the pavement near the building.

March 29, 2019
March 29, 2019

Banani Fire Kills 19

At least 19 people were killed and around 100 others injured as a deadly fire tore through 22-storey FR Tower in the capital's Banani area yesterday.