Armanitola chemical warehouse fire: Death toll climbs to six

Dhaka, Apr 29: The death toll from the massive fire that broke out at a building in the Armanitola area of Old Dhaka in the early hours of April 23, climbed to six as another victim succumbed to injuries on Wednesday night. The deceased was identified as Ashikuzzaman, 32.
Dr Partha Shankar Paal, resident medical officer of Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn And Plastic Surgery, said Ashikuzzaman breathed his last around 11:45 pm while undergoing treatment at ICU.
Among the injured, three people are now at the ICU while the others are being treated at Post Operative Ward, he said.
On April 23, four people were killed and 35 others sustained burn injuries after a massive fire broke out at the six-storey building.
Another victim identified as Shafayet succumbed to his injuries at the hospital on April 25.
What happened?
Officials said the fire broke out at Hazi Musa Mansion in Armanitola and soon spread to other portions of the building. And it took 19 fire tenders nearly three hours to douse the flames.
Initially, two bodies were recovered by the firefighters but later two more were pulled out from a small room near the stairs of the building, officials said, reports UNB.