At least four people, including a woman, were killed and 23 more injured after a fire broke out in a chemical warehouse here in the Bangladeshi capital on Friday, media reported.
The fire broke out on the ground floor of the building in the Armanitola area of Old Dhaka after 3 am, Mahfuz Riben, an official from the fire department and civil protection department told the Dhaka Tribune.
He said the ground floor stored a number of flammable substances.
The fire was brought under control by 6 am when 20 fire tenders were brought to the site.
Officials have yet to identify all victims, though the building’s security guard is said to be among the dead, the newspaper reported. Three of the dead were men, while one was a woman.
Many of the firefighters were injured during the rescue operations.
In total, 23 people were reportedly injured in the incident, with many hospitalized at Sir Salimullah Medical College and Mitford Hospital, the Daily Star reported.
Bangladesh’s director general of fire services, Md Sazzad Hussain, said an investigation has been launched to determine the cause of the fire.