Sunday July 14, 2024

Dhaka fire kills 19

March 29, 2019

DHAKA: Desperate workers leaped to their deaths as a huge fire tore through a Dhaka office block on Thursday, killing at least 19 people and trapping others in the latest major inferno to hit the Bangladesh capital.

Rescue workers warned the death toll could rise sharply as fire fighters recovered charred bodies from the complex where an unknown number of office workers were engulfed by intense smoke and flames. At least six people died after jumping from the 22-floor building, officials said.