4 killed, 35 injured in Armanitola building fire23 April 2021
UNB, Dhaka :
Four people died and at least 21 others sustained burn injuries in a devastating fire that broke out at a chemical warehouse in Old Dhaka's Armanitola area early Friday.
The deceased were identified as Oliullah, a security guard of the building where the warehouse situated, shop worker Russel Mia, the building resident Sumaya, and Olilullah's guest Kabir.
Those injured include three fire officials, who have been admitted to Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery, said Rasel Sikdar, duty officer of Fire Service and Civil Defence control room.
The injured firefighters have been identified as Liton, 30, Bisnu, 35, and Gias, 40.
The fire started at 3.17 am on the ground floor of the six-storey building, Rasel said, adding that 19 fire tenders were pressed into service soon. "The fire was doused around 6 am."
Raihan, Senior Station Officer (Media) of Fire Service and Civil Defence Headquarters, said Director General Brig General Md Sajjad Hossain visited the spot.
"A four-member panel will be formed to ascertain the exact cause of the fire," he added.