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Fire service forms 3-member committee to investigate Chawkbazar fire incident

Sun Online Desk     21st February, 2019 12:21:59 printer

Fire service forms 3-member committee to investigate Chawkbazar fire incident

Photo: Reaz Ahmed Sumon

Fire Service and Civil Defence has formed a 3-member committee to investigate the deadly fire in Old Dhaka that left at least 70 people dead and scores injured.

 

The three members of the committee are Deputy Director of Operation and Maintenance of fire service Dilip Ghosh, DAD Abdul Halim and AD Salahuddin.

 

The death toll from the fire at a chemical warehouse in Chawkbazar area of Old Dhaka has stood at 70.

 

The fire originated around 10:40pm at a chemical warehouse on the ground floor of the five-storey building named Hazi Wahed Mansion on Wednesday night. The flames then quickly spread to three other buildings nearby, including a community centre.

 

The incident is reminiscent of the Nimtoli fire that killed 123 in 2010. It had sparked a public outcry, demanding the relocation of chemical warehouses and stores from the area, but little has been done in the last nine years.


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