Major fire breaks out in Dhaka shopping complex

March 13th, 2009 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS  

Dhaka, March 13 (IANS) A massive fire broke out Friday afternoon in a crowded shopping complex in this Bangladesh capital, an official said.
The fire broke out on the top floors of the 20-storey Bashundhara City shopping complex, The Daily Star reported.

Rafiqul Islam, an official at the shopping complex, said the main shopping mall of Bashundhara was still unharmed.

Two people were seen trapped on the roof of the building when the fire broke out.

Several fire-fighting units reached the spot and were struggling to douse the flames. Two helicopters were also seen flying over the building.

The cause of fire was not known immediately.

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