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Bangladesh fire kills 17, injures dozens: Report

A devastating fire raced through an apartment complex in the Bangladeshi capital on Thursday, killing as many as 17 people and injuring dozens, officials and local media reported.



Dhaka: A devastating fire raced through an
apartment complex in the Bangladeshi capital on Thursday, killing as
many as 17 people and injuring dozens, officials and local
media reported.
Fire official Abdus Salam said the blaze started when an
electric transformer exploded, igniting a three-story
apartment building in the Najirabazar area of old Dhaka.
He said at least three bodies had been recovered, while
local TV station Desh reported at least 17 deaths.

Salam said some people were trapped in nearby apartments.

Another fire control room official, Nazrul Islam, said
several injured people were taken to the state-run Dhaka
Medical College Hospital in critical condition.

ATN Bangla television reported that the fire had spread
to nearby apartment buildings.

PTI

From Zee News

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