DHAKA, March 23 (Xinhua) -- A devastating fire broke out at 31-story building of Bangladesh's central bank in capital Dhaka's central Motijheel business district on Thursday night, a fireman said.
The fire department official, who declined to be named said, as many as 14 fire-fighting units have been striving to put out the blaze that broke out on Thursday night at about 9:45 p.m. local time on the Bangladesh Bank's 13th floor.
The blaze also reportedly spread out to 12th and 14th floors of the building.
Shocking TV footage showed huge thick black smoke billowed from the large complex into the air.
The fire drew thousands of onlookers. There was no loss of life immediately so far. The cause of the fire was not immediately known.
BB building rises to a height of 115 metres (377 ft) and has 31 floors. It houses the headquarters of BB. It is one of the earliest high-rises of Bangladesh.