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Office workers trapped in high-rise building as fire rips through tower block

Hundreds of people are believed to be trapped in a burning high-rise building in Bangladeshs capital..

By admin , in World News , at March 28, 2019

Hundreds of people are believed to be trapped in a burning high-rise building in Bangladeshs capital.

At least one person is thought to have died after jumping out of the building, which witnesses said had been completely engulfed by thick smoke and flames.

Military helicopters have been scrambled and at least one person could be seen dangling from the chopper as it hovered over the roof of the FR Tower.

A Bangladeshi, stuck in a multi-storied office building on fire, speaks on his mobile phone in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, March 28, 2019. Fire Department control room official Ershad Hossain said by phone the FR Tower in Dhaka's Banani commercial district caught fire Thursday afternoon and at least 19 fire fighting units joined the operation to douse the blaze and rescue the people trapped inside. (AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu)

An officer worker surrounded by smoke in the FR Tower, Dhaka (Picture: AP)

People and emergency responders are seen outside a building on fire, in Dhaka, Bangladesh March 28, 2019 in this picture grab obtained from a social media video. ABU SAYED/via REUTERS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES

People and emergency responders are seen outside the building in the commercial district

The building has 21 floors and is located on a busy avenue in Dhakas Banani commercial district.

The fire department said at least 19 firefighting units are working to douse the blaze.

Witness Sajib Hasan said he heard people shouting for help from the windows of the upper floors.

Heavy smoke deterred efforts by responders to get close to them, but Hasan said he watched at least a dozen people get rescued.

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