Reports say fire services were delayed in arriving at the scene and took two hours to bring the blaze under control.
The 1,700 refugees were selected because of their willingness to be moved to the island, which the Bangladeshi government said could accommodate 100,000 people.
Thousands of protesters in Bangladesh vent their fury at French president Emmanuel Macron.
Bangladesh MP was expelled from university after a private broadcaster reportedly uncovered she had hired lookalikes to take her exams.
Thousands of people have been displaced within the Rohingya refugee camps of Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh over the last few days after heavy monsoon rains started last Thursday (July 4) causing flooding and landslides.
Thousands of people scrambled to Dhaka's train stations on Tuesday (June 4) in hopes of returning home for Eid
Tens of thousands of Muslims descended on the Old City of Jerusalem for the last Friday prayers of Ramadan, Islam's holiest month and Hundreds of Bangladeshi Muslims packed one of the mosques in Dhaka to join the special prayers on the last Friday (May 31) of Ramadan.
A fire in a high-rise office building in Bangladesh's capital on Thursday killed 17 people and injured about 70 others, officials said.
The cause of the deadly fire was not immediately clear.
A huge fire broke out in a 19-storey building in the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka on Thursday, killing at least 19 people and wounding 73.
Police in Bangladesh report that at least 17 people died in violent clashes at the country held a general election
Prime Minister expected to secure third term in office.
Rohingya refugees in the sprawling refugee camp of Cox’s Bazar this celebrated the four-day Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha.