A fire broke out at a wholesale market in Bangladeshi capital Dhaka’s overcrowded Gulistan street on Thursday night.
An unknown number of people were likely trapped inside the burning market building though hundreds of people were evacuated.
A fire department official, who declined to be named, said as many as 14 fire-fighting units have been striving to put out the blaze that broke out on Thursday night at about 8:00 p.m. local time at the Zakir Super Market’s ground floor.
He said the market is jam packed with hundreds of clothing and footwear wholesale stores.
No report has been so far reported on the casualty.
The cause of the fire was not immediately known.