Health Minister Samanta Lal Sen said the fire broke out late Thursday in the building located in the Bailey Road area of ​​Dhaka.

He added that fire personnel rescued survivors and recovered bodies, and by early Friday (local time), at least 43 people had died and 22 others were being treated.

Social media platforms and news sites circulated videos documenting the large fire, rescue operations, and the panic of people who were at the disaster site.

According to members of the fire service, the fire broke out in a popular restaurant on the first floor of the building, and many people were trapped.