Shohag, Dhaka; 12 December 2019 : A terrible fire accident took place at Mohakhali area in the city of Dhaka on 11 November 2018 at 12 noon when an 11 -storeyed garment factory building caught fire. Smoke engulfed the whole building as a result of which the people inside the building could not come out in spite of there best efforts. The Fire Brigade and Civil Defence personnel rushed to the spot immediately to extinguish fire.
The Bangladesh Army and the Bangladesh Air Force also sent their personnel and helicopters to rescue the victimised people. Even the people form all walks of life joined the rescue operation spontaneously. After working hard for nearly 8 hours, the Fire Brigade and Civil Defence personnel in collaboration with the other agencies succeeded in extinguishing fire. The fire claimed 8 lives and many others were seriously injured in the accident. The wounded were admitted into different hospitals and clinics of the city. The cause of the fire could not still be ascertained. The government has formed a 3 – member inquiry committee to find out the cause of the fire.