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43 killed in Baily Road fire

Update : 01 Mar 2024, 02:19

Atleast 43 people have been killed after a fire ripped through a building housing restaurants and shops on Bailey Road in the capital last night. Health Minister Samanta Lal Sen confirmed this development. 

While talking to reporters today the Minister said, among the victims 33 bodies were taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital and the remaining ten bodies were kept at Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery

Around 75 people, including 42 in an unconscious state, were rescued from Green Cozy Cottage Shopping Mall. The fire that broke out around 9:50pm was brought under control after two hours. 

Earlier, Fire Service officials said they were informed of the fire at 9:50pm and the first unit reached the spot at 9:56pm. The reason for the fire is yet to be identified.

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