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?
The 999 emergency service, which was suspended following the massive fire at Bangabazar, has resumed after nine hours..Anwar Sattar, inspector (media) of 999, told The Daily Star that the service resumed around 7:15pm..Around 10:15am, the authorities were forced to suspend the servic
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.
The damage has been extensive, leaving only scraps to be salvaged. Having struck such a tragedy right before Eid-ul-Fitr, which has left wholesalers destitute, wondering what tomorrow will bring.