Banani FR Tower Fire

July 29, 2019
July 29, 2019

FR Tower design forgery: SC clears way for 2 Rajuk officials’ arrest

The Supreme Court clears way for the Anti-Corruption Commission to arrest two officials of Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha in a case filed for forgery over the design of FR Tower in Dhaka’s Banani. ...

May 23, 2019
May 23, 2019

FR Tower: It had no approval above 18 storey

The controversial 23-storey FR Tower in the capital’s Banani had no approval for floors above 18, said Housing and Public Works Minister SM Rezaul Karim yesterday, citing findings of a ministerial...

April 11, 2019
April 11, 2019

FR Tower owner Tasvirul gets bail

A Dhaka court grants bail to Tasvirul Islam, one of the owners of FR Tower in a case filed over the fire that ripped through the high-rise, killing 26 last month.

April 10, 2019
April 10, 2019

Honouring a true hero

We are saddened by the premature death of Sohel Rana, the 25-year-old firefighter who saved many lives at the risk of losing his own during the Banani FR Tower fire on March 28.

April 10, 2019
April 10, 2019

Hero fireman's final farewell

“I am dying…visit me at the hospital if you can,” were the final words he uttered to his mother, Halima Begum, over phone on the very day he was critically injured during the FR Tower rescue...

April 9, 2019
April 9, 2019

Sohel dies a hero

Four years ago, a poor family in Kishoreganj dreamt of better days as their eldest son, Sohel Rana, had joined the Fire Service and Civil Defence as a fireman.

April 8, 2019
April 8, 2019

FR Tower fire: 2 owners sent to jail

A Dhaka court rejects the bail petitions of two owners of FR Tower and sends them to jail in connection with the case filed over the devastating fire that ripped through the high-rise building on...

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. ...

April 2, 2019
April 2, 2019

Probe bodies visit FR Tower

The probe body formed by the housing and public works ministry yesterday visited the fire ravaged 23-storey FR Tower in Banani to assess if there are any differences between the versions of owners...

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...