No more missing in Banani fire Police

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first_imgA Bangladeshi forensic expert looks on as he works at the scene of the burnt building in Dhaka on 29 March 2019, a day after flames tore through the 22-storey FR Tower. Photo: AFPPolice on Friday said they received no fresh report about anyone missing in Thursday’s Banani fire that killed 25 people.During previous major fire incidents, many gathered at the sites or hospitals looking for their missing relatives. But no one has been seen at the Banani fire site since morning.”We’ve received no report of anyone missing until now,” police chief Mohammad Javed Patwary told reporters after visiting the 22-storey building in the afternoon.Police chief Mohammad Javed Patwary. File photoA massive fire swept through the high-rise on Kemal Ataturk Avenue on Thursday afternoon. Six people were initially reported missing but rescuers later recovered the bodies from the building.”No one has contacted us about anyone missing in the fire,” Banani police’s inspector (investigation) Borhan Uddin told UNB in the afternoon.A top fire service official said the building had “minimal firefighting equipment” that were “unusable.” Housing minister Rezaul Karim later revealed that FR Tower was built violating the building code.last_img

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