Bangladesh fire officials say a fire in a high-rise office building in the capital has been brought under full control with the death toll remaining at 19.

The fire burned for several hours Thursday and injured about 70 people, many of them now being treated in hospital burn units.

Fire service duty officer Forhadul Alam said early Friday morning a rescue operation continued overnight using flashlights and a final search would be done this morning.

Locals help firefighters work to douse a fire in a multi-storied office building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, March 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu )
Locals help firefighters work to douse a fire in a multi-storied office building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, March 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu )

Mizanur Rahman, a deputy director of the fire service, told The Associated Press on Friday morning that no additional bodies were recovered during the night.

The fire at the FR Tower, on a busy avenue in Dhaka, was the latest in a city where flouted building regulations and safety norms have made deadly blazes common.

A hand sticks out of a broken glass in a multi-storied office building that caught fire in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, March 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu )
A hand sticks out of a broken glass in a multi-storied office building that caught fire in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, March 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu )
A commuter watches firefighters work to douse a fire in a multi-storied office building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, March 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu )
A commuter watches firefighters work to douse a fire in a multi-storied office building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, March 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu )
Firefighters work to douse a fire in a multi-storied office building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, March 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu )
Firefighters work to douse a fire in a multi-storied office building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, March 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu )
Firefighters work to douse a fire in a multi-storied office building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, March 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu )
Firefighters work to douse a fire in a multi-storied office building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, March 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu )
Firefighters evacuate an injured after a multi-storied office building caught fire in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, March 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu )
Firefighters evacuate an injured after a multi-storied office building caught fire in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, March 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu )
A chopper hovers to evacuate people stuck in a multi-storied office building that caught fire in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, March 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu )
A chopper hovers to evacuate people stuck in a multi-storied office building that caught fire in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, March 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu )
Firefighters work to douse a fire in a multi-storied office building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, March 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu )
Firefighters work to douse a fire in a multi-storied office building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, March 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu )
Firefighters work to douse a fire in a multi-storied office building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, March 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu )
Firefighters work to douse a fire in a multi-storied office building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, March 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu )
A Bangladeshi, stuck in a multi-storied office building on fire, speaks on his mobile phone in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, March 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu)
A Bangladeshi, stuck in a multi-storied office building on fire, speaks on his mobile phone in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, March 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu)
Locals help firefighters douse a fire in a multi-storied office building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, March 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu)
Locals help firefighters douse a fire in a multi-storied office building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, March 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu)
A firefighter works to douse a fire in a multi-storied office building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, March 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu )
A firefighter works to douse a fire in a multi-storied office building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, March 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu )
In this image made from video, firetrucks hose down a building on fire in the Banani area of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, March 28, 2019. (AP Photo)
In this image made from video, firetrucks hose down a building on fire in the Banani area of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, March 28, 2019. (AP Photo)
Firefighters work to douse a fire in a multi-storied office building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, March 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu )
Firefighters work to douse a fire in a multi-storied office building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, March 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu )
At least 19 people were killed and about 70 injured when a fire broke out in an office building in Bangladesh's capital, Dhaka. (March 28)
At least 19 people were killed and about 70 injured when a fire broke out in an office building in Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka. (March 28)

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