Home World News At least 43 people died and more than 40 were injured in a fire that broke out in a seven-storey building in the Bangladesh capital.

At least 43 people died and more than 40 were injured in a fire that broke out in a seven-storey building in the Bangladesh capital.

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At least 43 people died and more than 40 were injured in a fire that broke out in a seven-storey building in the Bangladesh capital.

A fire broke out in a seven-storey building in Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka on the evening of 29 February. The country’s health minister said at least 43 people died and more than 40 others were injured.

At around 10 pm local time, a popular restaurant on Bailey Road in the capital Dhaka, the BBC reported, citing local media reports.IndiaA sudden fire broke out at the fragrant rice restaurant “Kachhi Bhai” and the fire quickly spread to other floors of the building, trapping dozens of people. Fire officials said the fire is under control and the cause of the fire is yet to be investigated.

Bangladesh Health Minister Samant Lal Sen said at least 33 people, including women and children, were declared dead at Dhaka Medical College Hospital. At least 10 people died at the nearby Burns and Scalds Hospital, and dozens more were flown there for treatment.

A statement from the fire department said a total of 75 people were rescued. Apart from restaurants, the building where the fire broke out also had several clothing shops and mobile phone shops.

Agence France-Presse reported that a restaurant manager named Sohail was interviewed and said: “When we saw thick smoke coming from the stairs, people were on the 6th floor… Many people ran upstairs. We tried to climb down. Used water pipes for.” , and some people were injured when they jumped down.”

Another survivor, Mohammad Altaf, told Reuters he escaped the fire because of a broken window, and said two of his colleagues enthusiastically helped evacuate people, but they were both killed.

Lack of awareness about fire and ignorance of safety rules often lead to fires in apartments, commercial offices and factories in Bangladesh.

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