Thursday, May 23, 2024

Massive fire kills 44 people; Injured 22 Others

Bangladesh: Tragedy struck on Thursday night as a ferocious fire claimed the lives of at least 44 people and left over 20 severely injured in a commercial building on Bailey Road, housing multiple restaurants in the national capital, the Dhaka Tribune reported.

Firefighters undertook a perilous rescue mission, saving 70 individuals, including 42 found unconscious, from the seven-story Green Cosy Cottage.

Thirteen Fire Service units worked tirelessly to quell the flames, with support from Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB), Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), General Ansar, and Ansar Guard Battalion (AGB).

In a press briefing, IGP Chowdhury Abdullah Al Mamun revealed that 75 individuals had been rescued, some of whom received first aid before safely returning home, according to the Dhaka Tribune.

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