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  • Chawkbazar fire

    Govt's irresponsibility behind Chawkbazar fire: BNP

    BNP blames the government's mismanagement and irresponsibility for the loss of huge lives in fire at a chemical warehouse in Chawkbazar area of Old Dhaka.

  • Old Dhaka Fire in Bangladesh

    37 bodies handed over to families

    A total of 37 bodies of the victims of Chawkbazar fire incident is handed over to their families and relatives since this noon, an official says.

  • Authorities have called off rescue operation after dousing the ghastly fire at Chawkbazar

    Chawkbazar fire: Rescue called off; death toll 70

    Authorities have called off rescue operation after dousing the ghastly fire at Chawkbazar which has claimed lives of about 70 people so far.

  • Victim's NI at Dhaka Fire

    Father, son die in each other’s arms

    Rashidul Islam, a tea-stall employee in Hatirpool, his wife and their two sons were on a rickshaw and passing through the lane of Chawkbazar where the fire broke out last night.

  • Dhaka fire Tragedy

    ‘This is my brother, have you found his body?’

    The day has rolled past midday and Abdus Salam Azad is still searching for his younger brother. Fighting to hold back tears, he is looking for answers to convey to a 8-year-old child at home.

  • Old Dhaka Fire Tragedy

    ‘Narrow Old Dhaka streets major hurdle in dousing fire’

    A blaze in the hundreds of years old Chawkbazar in Old Dhaka has so far claimed the lives of at least 70 people. Firefighters had to work for more than three hours to bring the blaze under control and it took another three hours to completely douse it.

  • Trail of fire incidents at chemical warehouses

    Eight years have passed since 123 people were killed in Old Dhaka’s Nimtoli chemical warehouse – an incident that shook the nation.

  • Job Seekers life cut short in Old Dhaka Fire

    Fire: A job seeker’s anguish cut short

    Enamul was living the tale of a struggling middle-class jobseeker, surviving on the income of his cousin and desperate to stand on his own feet. With him perishing in Chawkbazar fire, so does his dreams of a stable living and better life for his family hundreds of miles away.

  • NHRC Chairman Kazi Reazul Hoque visited fire ravaged area at Old Dhaka

    Probe if negligence led to Chawkbazar fire: NHRC chief

    National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Chairman Kazi Reazul Hoque today said an investigation should be conducted to find out whether the Chawkbazar fire had been caused due to negligence by those responsible for oversee people’s safety.

  • Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader

    Tk 30 lakh given to victims at DMCH

    Minister of Disaster Management and Relief Dr Md Enamur Rahman hands over Tk 30 lakh to the victims of Old Dhaka fire as part of the government compensation move.