Banani fire

FR Tower Design Forgery: HC orders two Rajuk officials to surrender

The High Court yesterday directed two Rajuk officials to surrender before a lower court in six weeks in connection with a case filed for forgery over the design of FR Tower.

April 2, 2019
April 2, 2019

FR Tower inferno: Firefighter still in critical condition

Sohel Rana, a firefighter who sustained serious injuries during the FR Tower fire rescue operation, remains in critical condition at Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in the city.

April 2, 2019
April 2, 2019

Interactive profile: Loved ones we lost in Banani FR Tower fire

Let’s not forget the people who lost their lives in Thursday’s Banani FR Tower fire. Six women and 20 men, who became victims of the horrific blaze in a single incident, should remind us of our collective responsibilities to prevent such disaster.

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

April 2, 2019
April 2, 2019

Planning goes haywire

Rajuk is approving commercial buildings in the residential areas of Gulshan and Banani with virtually no height limits and experts are calling it illegal and a recipe for disaster.

April 1, 2019
April 1, 2019

Man posted selfie in FB as mother wanted to see him for last time

One of the survivors of the tragic fire incident at FR Tower in Dhaka’s Banani, Ripon shares his story to The Daily Star as he came in front of the building today, three days after the incident in which 26 people lost their lives and scores of others sustained injuries. Watch the Star Live video to know more.

April 1, 2019
April 1, 2019

Luck and wits got them out alive

Once he learnt that a fire had broken out in the building and it was spreading fast, Shariful Islam on the ninth floor of FR Tower told his colleagues to run to safety. But they could not as black smoke already had engulfed the staircases.

April 1, 2019
April 1, 2019

FR Tower not safe for use now

The 23-storey FR Tower is not safe for use now as it was damaged in Thursday's fire that claimed 26 lives, experts said.

March 31, 2019
March 31, 2019

Banani fire: Faruque, Tasvirul placed on 7-day remand

A Dhaka court placed SMHI Faruque, the land owner of FR Tower in Banani, and Tasvirul Islam, one of the owners of the high-rise building, on a seven-day remand each in connection with a case over Thursday's fire disaster.

March 31, 2019
March 31, 2019

‘To survive, we had to act in 10mins’

The separate government probe bodies formed to investigate Thursday’s Banani FR Tower fire are hearing the accounts of those survived the inferno.

March 31, 2019
March 31, 2019

Faulty Buildings: They will be identified in 15 days

Housing and Public Works Minister SM Rezaul Karim yesterday said all buildings constructed violating rules would be identified within 15 days.