Rajuk investigating Banani fire


Staff Reporter:

Rajuk, the capital’s development authority, formed a committee on Saturday to investigate last week’s fire at Banani’s FR Tower that killed 25 people.

The six-member committee will be led by Rajuk’s development section member Major Shamsuddin Ahmed Chowdhury.

Other members include the chief engineers of Rajuk and Dhaka North City Corporation, and engineers from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology.

Rajuk Chairman Abdur Rahman said that the investigation committee will visit FR Tower on Sunday and file a report within a day on whether the building is still usable or not.

A devastating fire swept through the 22-storey building on Thursday afternoon. Government officials said FR Tower violated the building code and that it had unusable firefighting equipment.unb


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