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Baily Road fire kills 44, bodies of 23 handed over

Update : 01 Mar 2024, 09:28

A total of 44 people killed in a fire that broke out at a seven-storey building in Dhaka’s Bailey Road on Thursday night.

More than 100 people trapped in the fire have been rescued and another 44 people have died, said Md Arifur Rahman, RAB-3 Deputy Director (Media) on Friday morning.

23 bodies were handed over to their respective family members from Dhaka Medical College Hospital and Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn & Plastic Surgery till 8:00am today, Mostafa Abdullah Al Noor, (Nezarat) Deputy Collector (NDC) in Dhaka confirmed. 

Meanwhile, the Fire Service and Civil Defence formed a five-member committee headed by Lt Col Mohammad Tajul Islam Chowdhury, director (Operation and Maintenance) to investigate the cause of the fire, said DAD Shahjahan Sikder of FSCD headquarters media cell.

The other members of the committee are Fire Service Deputy Director of Dhaka Division Md Saleh Uddin, DAD of the concerned zone, senior station officer and warehouse inspector.

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