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    Firefighters work to extinguish the fire in the commercial building in Dhaka, on February 29, 2024 (Picture: AFP)

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    Firefighters work to snuff out the fire in the industrial structure in Dhaka, on February 29, 2024 (Picture: AFP)

    At least 45 individuals have actually been eliminated and lots more hurt in an inferno in Bangladesh.

    Flames swallowed up a residential or commercial property in the Bailey Road location, in the capital Dhaka, at about 10 pm regional time.

    The fire spread rapidly through the 7 floorings of the structure, trapping individuals inside.

    Footage flowing on social networks reveals the flames spread out in a matter of a couple of minutes.

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    Firefighters use a fire ladder to extract victims during rescue operations following a fire in a commercial building that killed at least 43 people, in Dhaka, on February 29, 2024. At least 43 people were killed and dozens injured after a fire blazed through a seven-storey building in an upscale neighbourhood in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka late on February 29, health authorities said. (Photo by Munir Uz Zaman / AFP) (Photo by MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP via Getty Images)

    Many people were trapped inside the building in the heart of the capital (Picture: AFP)
    Firefighters carry an injured person during the rescue operations (Picture: AFP)
    The flames are still raging inside (Picture: AFP)

    Health minister Samanta Lal Sen confirmed that children are among the casualties in the incident.

    He said at least 33 people, including women and children, were declared dead at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital.

    A least 10 others died after being taken to the Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery.

    The death toll is likely to go up as firefighters still battle with the fire at the scene.

    Volunteers carry a water pipe as firefighters spray water to douse the fire after a fire that broke out in a multi-storey building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, February 29, 2024. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain

    Volunteers carry a water pipe to douse the fire (Picture: Reuters)
    Relatives look on to find their beloved ones (Picture: Reuters)

    People who had gathered outside saw firefighters pulling out several bodies from the building.

    Braving the flames, firefighters rescued at least 75 people, including 42 who were unconscious.

    It is understood that the fire began in a popular restaurant on the first floor of the mall, and that many people were trapped by the fire.

    The cause could not immediately be determined.

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