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Fire hazard: Khilgaon Nightingale View building sealed off

  • Most restaurants were seen closed
  • Move comes following Bailey Road fire incident 
Update : 05 Mar 2024, 01:58 PM

Fire Service and Civil Defence officials along with Dhaka South City Corporation Executive Magistrate Jahangir Alam have sealed off the Nightingale View building in the capital’s Khilgaon area due to fire safety risk.

The building was sealed off at around 12pm on Tuesday. 

Officials seal off the Nightingale View building due to fire safety safety risks in Khilgaon, Dhaka on Tuesday, March 5, 2024. Photo: Ahadul Karim Ahad/Dhaka Tribune

Learning about the raid, most of the restaurants inside the building were seen closed and no employees were present there. 

Only one restaurant, Shawarma King, was open. 

After the drive, Executive Magistrate Jahangir Alam said they inspected every floor of the building, including the roof. 

Officials of the Fire Service and Civil Defence during a raid at the Nightingale View building in Khilgaon, Dhaka on Tuesday, March 5, 2024. Photo: Ahadul Karim Ahad/Dhaka Tribune

The building is highly vulnerable, so it was sealed off, he added. 

Earlier, on Monday, a mobile court of DSCC sealed off the 11-storey building named Keari Crescent Tower located in Dhanmondi.

Besides, the mobile court fined Tk6 lakh to four establishments of Keari Crescent and Rupayan ZR Plaza. 

A lock hangs at the gate of the Nightingale View building in Khilgaon, Dhaka, which was sealed off on Tuesday, March 5, 2024. Photo: Ahadul Karim Ahad/Dhaka Tribune

Following the Bailey Road fire incident, which resulted in the deaths of 46 people, police and various agencies have started raids in different areas of Dhaka.

Along with the police, city corporations and Rajuk, are also conducting raids against unauthorized restaurants in the capital.

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