India has expressed profound shock at the loss of lives in the Chawkbazar chemical warehouse fire in Dhaka.
"India is saddened by the loss of lives as a result of tragic fire in Dhaka on February 20. We offer our deepest condolences to relatives of those affected by the accident. As a close neighbour and partner, we stand by the people and the government of Bangladesh in this hour of grief," the spokesperson of the Indian Ministry of External Affairs said on Thursday.
At least 81 people were killed and around 41 others injured in a devastating fire that broke out at a chemical warehouse and raced through four other adjacent buildings in the city’s Chawkbazar area on Wednesday night.