At least 43 dead in a building fire in Bangladesh

At least 43 people have died after a fire broke out in a high-rise building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, the BBC reported on Thursday.

As it was announced, the fire started in a restaurant and spread throughout the building, trapping dozens of people.

The Minister of Health of Bangladesh, Samanta Lal Sen, said that in addition to the victims, dozens of other people were injured.

The authorities have said that the fire has been contained, but it is not known what caused it.