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Paramount
Member
Thu Mar 28 05:43:03
Bangladesh firefighters battle blaze at Dhaka skyscraper

Fire crews rushed to the scene of a huge blaze that broke out in a 19-storey commercial building in Dhaka on Thursday, an emergency official said, weeks after a deadly fire in the Bangladeshi capital left at least 70 people dead.

"Nineteen fire-fighting units are working at the scene. Bangladesh navy and air force have also joined to fight the fire," said Duty Officer Mohammad Russel from Dhaka's central fire service control room.

There was no official word on casualties, but several people were believed to be trapped inside the tower in the Banani area of the Bangladeshi capital, according to The Daily Star news website.

Helicopters dropped water on the burning building while hundreds of panicked onlookers crowded the streets in the upmarket commercial district of Banani.

Images on social media showed intense flames and thick black smoke pouring out of the building.

Al Jazeera's Tanveer Chaudhry, reporting from Dhaka, said "at least six people have jumped off the building."

"There are 95 emergency services working and helicopters hovering above ... trying to rescue some people from the roof as well.

"The fire took place on the 9th floor of the building but we don't know under what circumstances."



http://www...d-reports-190328090325682.html


The big question now is, will the skyscraper collapse? Or, will a building nearby collapse?
Hrothgar
Member
Thu Mar 28 08:08:46
Was it crashed into by a large, high speed, heavily fueled airplane first that damaged the heat shielding around the steel? No? then probably not.
smart dude
Member
Thu Mar 28 08:45:05
Same shithole city where a sweatshop-harboring building collapsed 6 years ago. I am SHOCKED.
Paramount
Member
Thu Mar 28 08:45:46
"Was it crashed into by a large, high speed, heavily fueled airplane first that damaged the heat shielding around the steel?"


"The fire took place on the 9th floor of the building but we don't know under what circumstances."


^Looks like they don't know yet.
Sam Adams
Member
Thu Mar 28 09:25:13
A low income slum tower in a 3rd world neighborhood burns and kills a lot of people?

Hmmmmmm

Sounds like london.
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