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FR Tower fire: 24 bodies handed over

  • Published at 12:06 pm March 29th, 2019
Fire Service workers working to douse the fire and rescue people who were stuck at FR Tower of Banani in Dhaka on Thursday, March 28, 2019 Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

One of the victims' bodies is yet to be handed over

The bodies of 25 individuals—who died in a fire at FR Tower, in Dhaka's Banani—have been handed over to their families after being identified.

The officials concerned handed over 24 bodies, of the 25 recovered, to their respective family members on Friday.

The FR Tower fire incident has claimed the lives of  25 people and 70 more were injured.

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Confirming the matter to the Dhaka Tribune Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Gulshan Division Deputy Commissioner Mushtaq Ahmed said: "24 bodies have been handed over to their families. A total of 25 victims lost their lives in the fire. 

"Several probe bodies have been formed to investigate the fire incident. They all are working together."

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Previously, on Thursday, a fire broke out at Banani's FR Tower around 12:52pm. 

It took 21 firefighting units of the Dhaka Fire Service and Civil Defence to douse the fire as it was brought under control around 4:45pm on the same day.