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Fire Breaks Out Inside Air India Office At Bangladesh Airport

A major fire broke out on Friday inside the Air India office at Bangladesh’s international airport in Dhaka.

Ten firefighting units took nearly two hours to bring the situation under control.

The airport has resumed normal flight operations.

“We have resumed normal operations of the airport at 4 PM as the fire was completely doused,” said civil aviation authority spokesman Rezaul Karim.

Authorities ordered fire service, civil aviation and police officials to find out the cause behind the incident.

The three-member committee has been asked to submit its findings in the next seven working days,” a civil aviation ministry spokesman said.

He said that the fire did not hamper the scheduled arrival and departure of flights.

Officials said the fire originally broke out at the Air India office on the second floor of the airport’s Terminal 1 and spread in the adjacent offices.

“The airport’s internal fire-fighting unit doused the fire within a short time but 10 fire fighting units from the neighbourhood rushed to the scene,” an airport official said.

Initially, electricity supply to the airport was cut off.

Employees and passengers evacuated from the various floors have reported seeing smoke inside the building.

The display screen of the airport’s auto fire detector showed the text – “Fire on Air India floor” as soon as the fire alarm went off.

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