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  • Banani fire victims

    A couple's dream lost forever

    Rumki Akhter and Maksudur Rahman had fallen in love while working at a travel agency. Eventually, they got married three years ago and dreamt of owning a flat. With their savings, they bought a flat in the city's Gendaria, which was almost ready. They were scheduled to shift there within next two months.

  • Banani Fire victim

    Opinion: Are we learning?

    We lost 25 office-goers last Thursday for no fault of theirs. Scores remain injured, some in serious condition.

  • Banani fire victim

    'Pray for me'

    "There's a fire in our building. The flames are spreading fast. I do not know whether I will be able to get out. Tell everyone to pray for me...forgive me."

  • Banani FR Tower Fire Tragedy

    The last call

    It was lunchtime on Thursday and Polly Begum's phone was ringing. It was her husband Atiqur Rahman.

  • Banani Fire victim


    At least 25 people were killed and some 70 injured in Thursday's deadly fire that ripped through the 22-storey FR Tower in Dhaka's Banani area. All the bodies were handed over to the families and most of them buried yesterday.

  • FR Tower Fire in Banani

    Boy with the right attitude

    On Thursday, when fire fighters were struggling to douse the fire at FR Tower in Banani due to a scarcity of water, they often had to pause their efforts. One of the onlookers, a boy, noticed that a hose being used by the fire fighters was leaking, wasting water when each drop mattered.

  • Casualties could have been less if victims could use emergency exit of FR Tower; death toll rises to 25

    Nowhere to escape

    The emergency exit doors on several floors of FR Tower were locked, making the escape difficult for many after the fire broke out at the high rise on Thursday, said fire officials.

  •  22-storey Banani building had permission for 18 floors, no fire-protected staircases

    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.

  • Banani fire: Transmission of Duronto TV, Radio Today shut down

    The transmission of a private television channel Duronto TV and a radio channel Radio Today has been offline since a fire broke out at FR Tower in Dhaka’s Banani area.

  • Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina lays foundation stones of 24 Economic Zones

    Ensure proper treatment of Banani fire injured: PM

    Expressing deep shock at the loss of lives and property in a devastating fire at FR Tower in Dhaka's Banani area, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina asks the authorities concerned to ensure the proper treatment of the injured.