DHAKA, Feb. 21, 2019 (Xinhua) -- Rescuers work at a fire site in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Feb. 21, 2019. At least 40 people were killed and scores injured in a fire that ripped through a building in Bangladesh capital Dhaka Wednesday night, local media reported. The fire broke out at around 10 p.m. local time at a building in old Dhaka. The flames then quickly spread to other buildings nearby, said a local fire service official. (Xinhua/Salim Reza/IANS)

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Commissioner of Dhaka Division, KM Ali Azam, told Xinhua that they have confirmed the deaths. (Xinhua/Stringer/IANS)At least 81 people have been killed Thursday after a devastating fire tore through a number of buildings in old part of Bangladeshi capital Dhaka. (190221) -- DHAKA, Feb. 21, 2019 (Xinhua) -- Rescuers work at a fire site in Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh, Feb. 21, 2019.

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(190221) -- DHAKA, Feb. 21, 2019 (Xinhua) -- Relatives of fire victims wail at a hospital in Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh, Feb. 21, 2019.

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