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12:00 AM, August 13, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, August 13, 2017

Airport fire originated in Air India office

Says Caab; reason still unknown

The fire at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport originated at the Air India office housed on the second floor of the airport, said Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (Caab) yesterday.

 “The automatic central fire alarm rang out at 1:25pm and the airport's fire control monitor identified Air India office as the source of yesterday's [Friday] fire,” Caab said in a press release.

However, the reason behind the fire is still unknown.

Offices of two airlines -- Air India and Qatar Airways -- were damaged in the fire.

The fire was brought under control at 2:00pm, said the release. The fire did not hamper landings and takeoffs, it claimed.

But, Caab on Friday said at least 10 flights, including one dedicated for pilgrims, were delayed, due to the incident.

The Caab has formed a five-member committee led by its director (administration) to investigate the matter.

Meanwhile, another three-member probe committee headed by fire service Deputy Director Debashish Bardhan yesterday visited the spot.

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