Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday ordered the authorities concerned to provide proper treatment to the Chawkbazar fire victims while President Abdul Hamid urged all to extend helping hand to the families of those killed and injured in the incident.
PM's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim said the prime minister expressed profound shock at the loss of lives.
She conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family members of the deceased and prayed for eternal peace of the departed souls.
President Abdul Hamid urged all to stand beside the families of the victims.
His Press Secretary Joynal Abedin said the president expressed deep shock and sorrow at the loss of lives in the fire incident.
He conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family members of the deceased and prayed for eternal peace of the departed souls.
GOVT TO PROVIDE COMPENSATION
Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader yesterday said the government will provide compensation to the fire victims.
Investigation will be carried out into the incident and necessary legal measures would be taken after the probe, Quader, also general secretary of ruling Awami League, told reporters while visiting the spot in the morning.
The government will take steps for the rehabilitation of the fire victims' families, he said.
"We've taken lessons from this incident and necessary measures will be taken to avoid recurrence of such incident," the minister added. Talking to reporters during his visit to Chawkbazar, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said following the Nimtoli fire tragedy, all the chemical stores and factories were removed from the area but a section of businessmen again established their businesses at the same place.
Although the Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) authorities stopped giving licence to run businesses in the area, a section of businessmen are running their businesses there, he said, adding that the mayor will take necessary steps in this regard.