Chawkbazar fire: IEB forms 6-member probe committee


23rd February, 2019 10:30:43 printer

Chawkbazar fire: IEB forms 6-member probe committee

The Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB) on Saturday formed a six-member committee to investigate the fire at Chawkbazar.


At least 78 people were killed and around 41 others injured on Wednesday night after a fire broke out at a chemical warehouse and raged through several nearby buildings.


Former IEB president engineer Md Nurul Huda has been made convener of the committee, tasked with finding out “proper reasons” of the fire and making recommendations. IEB’s honorary Assistant General Secretary (Academic and International) engineer Kazi Khairul Bashar is the committee’s member secretary.


Other members are — IEB Central Council Member engineer Hamidur Haque, Prof Dr Engineer Monaj Ahmed Noor, engineer Dr Yasir Arafat and engineer Dr Kazi Bayezid Kabir.


The committee has been asked to visit the site, collect data, and scrutinise engineering and technical issues. It has to file a full report within the next seven days.