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FR Tower fire: Injured firefighter Sohel Rana dies

  • Published at 10:03 am April 8th, 2019
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Firefighter Sohel Rana Collected

He had been flown to Singapore for better treatment

Firefighter Sohel Rana, who sustained injuries during Banani’s FR Tower fire rescue operation, has died while undergoing treatment in Singapore.

Fire Service and Civil Defence Headquarters duty officer Lima Khanam told the Dhaka Tribune that Sohel died around 2:17am (Bangladeshi time) on Monday.


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Confirming the matter, Fire Service Director (Operation and Maintenance) Major AKM Shakil Nawaz said procedures are ongoing to bring back his body to Bangladesh.

Sohel Rana of the Kurmitola Fire Service and Civil Defence, sustained serious injuries, on March 28, while rescuing people from Banani’s FR Tower fire. The fire claimed 26 lives and left many injured.


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Critically-injured Sohel was taken to Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Dhaka. On April 5, he was flown to Singapore by an air ambulance for better treatment.

President, PM mourn Sohel’s death

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and President Md Abdul Hamid have expressed their deep shock and sorrow at the death of firefighter Sohel Rana.

In separate condolence messages, the premier and the president said Sohel Rana will remain a "bright example" of sacrificing his own life to save the lives of others.

Both of them prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed her profound sympathy to the bereaved family.

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