One person was killed and 20 others injured after a blaze hit Shahjalal Complex at Malibagh intersection in the capital on Saturday afternoon.
The 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.
Of the injured, 11 were rushed to Dhaka Medical College Hospital while the others to different city hospitals and clinics.
The 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.
Following 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.
Besides, witnesses said a few people had fallen sick after inhaling smoke.