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Modi expresses grief over Bailey Road fire

  • Wished injured speedy recovery
  • Letter was sent on Friday
Update : 02 Mar 2024, 03:41 PM

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed grief over the Bailey Road building fire.

In a letter addressed to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, he expressed his heartfelt condolences on the loss of lives in the fire at the Green Cozy Cottage Shopping Mall in Dhaka on Friday. 

He also wished the injured a speedy recovery. 

In the letter, Indian Prime Minister Modi further affirmed that as India stands with Bangladesh in this hour of grief, his thoughts and prayers remain with the friendly people of Bangladesh.

At least 46 people were killed, and over 20 others sustained severe injuries by a devastating fire on Thursday night.

Firefighters rescued 70 people, including 42 in unconscious state, from the rooftop and different floors of the seven-storey Green Cozy Cottage.

A case was filed by police on Friday night.

Police on Saturday detained the manager of the Green Cozy Cottage building in connection with the fire in the capital’s Bailey Road area. 

Hamimul Haque Bipul, the manager of the building owner, was detained from Dhanmondi.

Earlier, three others -- Anwarul Haque and Shafiqur Rahman Rimon, owners of Chumuk restaurant, and Md Jisan, manager of Kacchi Bhai restaurant were detained.

Timeline: Bailey Road fire
02 Mar 2024, 15:16
Modi expresses grief over Bailey Road fire
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