Source: Ittefaq Report
An electric short-circuit on the eighth floor of FR Tower sparked the deadly fire that killed 26 people last month, said State Minister for Disaster Management Enamur Rahman.
“The fire spread to the ninth and 10th floors. A number of people died because of smoke in the 11th, 12th and 13th floors,” he said after meeting his ministry’s probe committee.
“We wanted to procure equipment worth Tk 1,000 crore but after Churihatta and FR Tower fires, we think that the budget is insufficient,” he said.
“We need heavy machinery and a bigger budget to ensure fire extinguishing system,” the state minister added.
Enamur said that the Fire Service and Civil Defence lacks equipment.