Fire breaks out at high-rise in Bangladesh, many trapped

Reuters Dhaka, Bangladesh Mar 28, 2019, 04.40 PM (IST)

A fire broke out on Thursday at a high-rise building in a commercial area of the Bangladeshi capital, trapping many people and prompting some to jump to safety, police and fire officials said. More than a dozen people were injured and fire trucks were trying to douse the fire in the Banani area of Dhaka, where the building is located, among many structures close together.