A security guard of United Commercial Bank Ltd was burnt to death and a firefighter injured in a devastated fire at Padmo City Plaza in Tanbazar area of the town early today.
Police said the fire broke out at 10 storied Padmo City Plaza early in the morning when the security guard identifying him as Selim Mia, 45, burnt alive on the spot while he was doing his professional duty at the bank.
However firefighters brought the flame under control after rigorous efforts for two hours.
Firefighter Aminul Islam received burn injuries while he was trying to extinguish the fire. Later he was taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital.
All the valuables but vault room of the bank at the City Plaza were burnt in the fire that is likely to be originated from electric short circuit, police added, reports BSS from Narayanganj.