Banani Fire in Dhaka | The Daily Star
  • Only two ways to escape

    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”.

  • The blaze at 22-storey FR Tower raged for 6 hours; death toll feared  to rise; at least 6 fell to their death; around 100 injured

    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.

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