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Fire in Bangladesh high-rise fully controlled after 19 died

In this Thursday, March 28, 2019, file photo, firefighters work to douse a fire in a multi-storied office building in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The fire in t...
Locals help firefighters work to douse a fire in a multi-storied office building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, March 28, 2019. A fire in a high-rise...
A hand sticks out of a broken glass in a multi-storied office building that caught fire in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, March 28, 2019. A fire in a hi...
A commuter watches firefighters work to douse a fire in a multi-storied office building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, March 28, 2019. A fire in a hi...
Firefighters work to douse a fire in a multi-storied office building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, March 28, 2019. A fire in a high-rise office buil...
Firefighters work to douse a fire in a multi-storied office building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, March 28, 2019. A fire in a high-rise office buil...
Firefighters evacuate an injured after a multi-storied office building caught fire in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, March 28, 2019. A fire in a high-ri...
A chopper hovers to evacuate people stuck in a multi-storied office building that caught fire in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, March 28, 2019. A fire i...
Firefighters work to douse a fire in a multi-storied office building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, March 28, 2019. A fire in a high-rise office buil...
Firefighters work to douse a fire in a multi-storied office building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, March 28, 2019. Fire Department control room offi...
A Bangladeshi, stuck in a multi-storied office building on fire, speaks on his mobile phone in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, March 28, 2019. Fire Depar...
Locals help firefighters douse a fire in a multi-storied office building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, March 28, 2019. Fire Department control room ...
A firefighter works to douse a fire in a multi-storied office building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, March 28, 2019. Fire Department control room of...
In this image made from video, firetrucks hose down a building on fire in the Banani area of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, March 28, 2019. An official ...
Firefighters work to douse a fire in a multi-storied office building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, March 28, 2019. Fire Department control room offi...
In this image made from video, firetrucks hose down a building on fire in the Banani area of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, March 28, 2019. An official ...

In this Thursday, March 28, 2019, file photo, firefighters work to douse a fire in a multi-storied office building in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The fire in t...

Locals help firefighters work to douse a fire in a multi-storied office building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, March 28, 2019. A fire in a high-rise...

A hand sticks out of a broken glass in a multi-storied office building that caught fire in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, March 28, 2019. A fire in a hi...

A commuter watches firefighters work to douse a fire in a multi-storied office building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, March 28, 2019. A fire in a hi...

Firefighters work to douse a fire in a multi-storied office building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, March 28, 2019. A fire in a high-rise office buil...

Firefighters work to douse a fire in a multi-storied office building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, March 28, 2019. A fire in a high-rise office buil...

Firefighters evacuate an injured after a multi-storied office building caught fire in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, March 28, 2019. A fire in a high-ri...

A chopper hovers to evacuate people stuck in a multi-storied office building that caught fire in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, March 28, 2019. A fire i...

Firefighters work to douse a fire in a multi-storied office building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, March 28, 2019. A fire in a high-rise office buil...

Firefighters work to douse a fire in a multi-storied office building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, March 28, 2019. Fire Department control room offi...

A Bangladeshi, stuck in a multi-storied office building on fire, speaks on his mobile phone in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, March 28, 2019. Fire Depar...

Locals help firefighters douse a fire in a multi-storied office building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, March 28, 2019. Fire Department control room ...

A firefighter works to douse a fire in a multi-storied office building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, March 28, 2019. Fire Department control room of...

In this image made from video, firetrucks hose down a building on fire in the Banani area of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, March 28, 2019. An official ...

Firefighters work to douse a fire in a multi-storied office building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, March 28, 2019. Fire Department control room offi...

In this image made from video, firetrucks hose down a building on fire in the Banani area of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, March 28, 2019. An official ...

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh fire officials say a fire in a high-rise office building in the capital has been brought under full control with the death toll remaining at 19.

The fire burned for several hours Thursday and injured about 70 people, many of them now being treated in hospital burn units.

Fire service duty officer Forhadul Alam said early Friday morning a rescue operation continued overnight using flashlights and a final search would be done this morning.

Mizanur Rahman, a deputy director of the fire service, told The Associated Press on Friday morning that no additional bodies were recovered during the night.

The fire at the FR Tower, on a busy avenue in Dhaka, was the latest in a city where flouted building regulations and safety norms have made deadly blazes common.


Updated : 2022-05-19 21:26 GMT+08:00