person was killed and 20 others injured after a blaze hit Shahjalal Complex at
Malibagh intersection in the capital on Saturday afternoon.
dead, identified as Saiful Islam, 22, was a resident of Badda. He used to work
for a bus company, Falgun, at the Badda ticket counter.
the injured, 11 were rushed to Dhaka Medical College Hospital while the others
to different city hospitals and clinics.
fire originated at a computer shop on the ground floor of the twelve-storey
building around 3:30pm that released a thick cloud of smoke, which dispersed
throughout the building choking the staircase, witnesses said.
the incident, over a hundred people of the building were panicked into jumping
off different floors that entailed the death and injuries of the victims, they
added. Some in desperation also jumped across to rooftops of adjacent buildings
and got hurt.
witnesses said a few people had fallen sick after inhaling smoke.