| 28 May 2020, 00:00 | Update : 28 May 2020, 08:59
At least five people were killed in a fire at the capital’s United Hospital on Wednesday night, a fire service official said.
“We have recovered five bodies,” Kamrul Islam, duty officer of fire service control room, told UNB.
The fire broke out at the corona ward around 9:55pm and was extinguished around 10:25pm.
Kamrul said they initially suspect an AC explosion caused the fire.
In February last year, a fire broke out at Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College. The fire reportedly originated at a storeroom on the first floor of a new building of the hospital.