March 23, 2017 / 5:38 PM / 6 months ago

Fire breaks out at Bangladesh central bank

DHAKA, March 23 (Reuters) - A fire broke out in Bangladesh’s central bank on Thursday night on floors 13 and 14 of the 32-story building, with the cause of the blaze not immediately known.

“12 units have been trying to douse the fire and now it is almost under control,” an official of the fire fighting department said.

The central bank of Bangladesh drew global attention last year when the hackers tried to steal about $1 billion from its account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and ultimately got away with $81 million.

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation said this week that North Korean hackers might have been involved. (Reporting By Serajul Quadir; Editing by Toby Chopra)

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