At least 13 people have been killed in a fire that broke out at a shopping mall at Mirpur section-1 in Dhaka, report news agencies.
Major Shakil, director (operation) of Fire Service and Civil Defence, told this correspondent that they had already pulled out six bodies from the debris. Three others injured were admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital, added the fire service official. The cause of the fire was not known immediately but the Major Shakil said, It is primarily learnt that the fire originated from boiler explosion of the factory. Around 20 firefighting units brought the blaze under control around 6:50pm, Anisur Rahman, a sub-inspector of Shah Ali Police Station said. The fire originated at Nasim Plastic House at 5:25pm, the officer added. Rescuers said the death toll may rise.