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Banani Tower death toll climbs to 25

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The death toll from the devastating fire at FR Tower in the city’s Banani area rose to 25 as six more bodies were recovered from the spot on Friday morning, Agencies report.

Talking to reporters at the spot Mustaq Ahmed, deputy commissioner (Gulshan division) said the death toll from the incident rose to 25 till Friday morning and the firefighting units are continuing the salvage operation.

Meanwhile, Bachchu Miah, in-charge of Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) police camp, said ten bodies have been handed over to the family members of the deceased till Friday morning.

The fire broke out around 12:45 pm on the fifth floor of the 22-storey FR Tower at 12:45 pm on Thursday and 20 firefighting units  brought the blaze under control around 4:45pm.

Fire Service officials said at least 70 others were injured in the incident. Forty one of the injured were admitted to Kurmitola General Hospital, 23 to United Hospital, four to DMCH and the rest to other hospital.

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