Banani fire death toll rises to 19, over 70 injured
Fire Service department has confirmed from the spot that the death toll has risen to 19 in connection with the fire at FR Tower at Banani in the capital on Thursday. Besides, over 70 people were also injured in the incident. The identifications of all the dead bodies are yet to be confirmed.
Earlier Officer in Charge of Banani police station Farman Ali confirmed about the information of seven deaths including a Sri Lankan national.
The injured were rescued and admitted to different hospitals. Most of them were admitted to Kurmitola General Hospital and Dhaka Medical College Hospital in the capital.
The fire at FR Tower originated from the 8th
floor at around 12:45 pm on Thursday.