There was a fire in a 5-storey building near the Shahi Mosque adjacent to the Chawkbazar police station in Old Dhaka. The incident occurred on Wednesday (20th February) at 10:30 am.
A fire broke out in a five-storey residential building in the capital’s Chawkbazar area. Fire service 16 units operating under fire.
On Wednesday, the fire started at 10:38 pm at the Churihatter building on the back of the Shahi Mosque.
According to the latest news, at least 30 people were taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital.
Employees at the hospital said that 12 of them were burnt to death and the rest were injured in different places. Many people are injured in the fire after the fire. Some people broke hands and feet while jumping.
Dhaka Medical College Outpost SI Bachchu Mia said many more people were injured.
The injured were identified as Alamin, 25, Rimon, 28, Siam, 23, Rezaul (21), Babul (28), Shahid (52), Shahidullah (50), Karim (50), Shamimur Rahman (42) ), Saiful (35), Salauddin (26), Zakir Hossain (50), Mahmud (50), Lamiim (12), Anwar (55), Salahuddin (35), Pir Mohammed (47), Kaushar (45), Sohel (35), Palash (35), Jahangir (35), Salam (35), Rabiul (27), Manjurul Alam (45), Ziauddin (24).
Confirming the incident, Fire Service’s Officer Mohammad Mahbub Reben said on the mobile phone that a five-storey building in Chaurahatta Mosque of Chawkbazar was set on fire.
According to local sources, fire after a blast spread.
However, Deputy Commissioner of Lalbagh Division Mohammad Ibrahim Khan said, “The electrical short-circuit takes fire.
Confirming the matter, fire service duty officer Kamrul Hasan said there was a fire incident in the chemical godown in old Dhaka. 20 units of fire service working in fire control Initially the origin of the fire was not known.
Haji Abdul Wahed, a former uncle of Lalbagh Haroon-ur-Rashid, who owns a chemical godown building, is known.
Meanwhile, 45 people were injured and burnt in the fire while 35 people came to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH).
Siddiqur Rahman, who was officiating in the emergency department of Mitford Sir Salimullah Medical College, said that two people have already been admitted in the name of Mannan (60) and Helal Uddin (18). Their condition is alarming. The injured said they were burnt to death after an old building collapsed.