Increasing fire risks mean the fire service too must increase its capability
Bangabazar fire serves as a reminder that many markets and buildings remain at risk
Just one bystander can cause enough distraction to move the focus from the real situation on hand—which is to stabilise the emergency situation and save lives. So, who is responsible?
Says Mohammad Moinuddin, Tk 3 lakh worth of goods of whom were stolen when he was saving others
The common man's definition consists of a few core characteristics that help him to strive, survive, and navigate his life. Adaptability, persistence, the innate sense of good and evil, hard-working and an unquenchable thirst to know and discover. Such abilities ensure his survival and help him forge his path in life. However, we often blur the lines between our inquisitive nature and standing in the way.
Says Abdul Latif Biplob, who lost Tk 2 crore investment, Tk 3 crore worth products in Bangabazar fire
Says Mohammad Rafiqul Islam Sohag, who lost everything of his three shops because of the fire
It is important to remember that as with most markets in Dhaka – and other major cities – the Bangabazar Shopping Complex barely had any proper fire safety measures in place.