>massive fire at major Dhaka shopping mall

>A massive fire broke out at the Bashundhara City shopping complex in the capital this (Friday) afternoon.
Glasses of the corporate office of the Bashundhara Group, which is housed at the building, are melting down.

Breaking out at the 20th floor (top floor) at about 1:00pm, the fire is engulfing the down floors gradually.

As of 4:30pm, the flame of the fire reached the 13th floor of the building.

Meanwhile, a helicopter rescued one of the two people, who were earlier seen on the rooftop of the corporate house.

Rafiqul Islam, an official of Bashundhara shopping complex, told a private television channel that the main shopping mall of Bashundhara is still unharmed.

The flame engulfed a nearby furniture shop and the fire fighters doused it within short time.

Immediately after the fire broke out, two people were seen trapped on the rooftop of the building. But, now they are not seen. Their fate is still unknown.

The market sources, however, said no body was trapped in the fire.

Witnesses said the fire might have been broken out at the top two floors — 19th and 20th floors.

Already several fire-fighting units have arrived at the spot and are trying to douse the fire. But, they cannot pour waters on the flames, as their ladders cannot go beyond 13th floor.

The reasons of the fire could not be known immediately.


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