Banani fire

FR Tower Design Forgery: HC orders two Rajuk officials to surrender

The High Court yesterday directed two Rajuk officials to surrender before a lower court in six weeks in connection with a case filed for forgery over the design of FR Tower.

March 30, 2019
March 30, 2019

Another tragedy that could have been avoided

The Banani fire which has claimed more than 20 lives so far is another tragedy for our nation. We have seen a number of such tragedies hit Dhaka now in a span of only a few weeks.

March 30, 2019
March 30, 2019

Living in a minefield of manmade disasters

I was at the canteen during lunch hours at my workplace on Thursday when I found out about the fire in FR Tower. Everyone's eyes were fixated on the TV.

March 30, 2019
March 30, 2019

A couple's dream lost forever

Rumki Akhter and Maksudur Rahman had fallen in love while working at a travel agency. Eventually, they got married three years ago and dreamt of owning a flat. With their savings, they bought a...

March 30, 2019
March 30, 2019

Opinion: Are we learning?

We lost 25 office-goers last Thursday for no fault of theirs. Scores remain injured, some in serious condition.

March 30, 2019
March 30, 2019

'Pray for me'

"There's a fire in our building. The flames are spreading fast. I do not know whether I will be able to get out. Tell everyone to pray for me...forgive me."

March 30, 2019
March 30, 2019

The last call

It was lunchtime on Thursday and Polly Begum's phone was ringing. It was her husband Atiqur Rahman.

March 30, 2019
March 30, 2019

WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT THE DEAD

At least 25 people were killed and some 70 injured in Thursday's deadly fire that ripped through the 22-storey FR Tower in Dhaka's Banani area. All the bodies were handed over to the...

March 30, 2019
March 30, 2019

Boy with the right attitude

On Thursday, when fire fighters were struggling to douse the fire at FR Tower in Banani due to a scarcity of water, they often had to pause their efforts. One of the onlookers, a boy, noticed that...

March 30, 2019
March 30, 2019

Nowhere to escape

The emergency exit doors on several floors of FR Tower were locked, making the escape difficult for many after the fire broke out at the high rise on Thursday, said fire officials.

March 29, 2019
March 29, 2019

Culprits of Banani fire will be sued: Cops

A case will be lodged against the culprits responsible for the Banani fire, Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia says.