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  • Chawkbazar Fire tragedy

    From Neemtoli to Chawkbazar

    As we watched the events of Neemtoli and Chawkbazar unfold in front of our eyes, it seems nothing has changed aswe move on with our lives. There are numerous factories and warehouses in almost every building in Old Dhaka.

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    Fire breaks out at pvt hospital in Dhaka

    A fire breaks out at Salauddin Specialized Hospital Ltd in Dhaka's Wari area.

  • All commercial high-rises in Banani, Gulshan without  fire safety licence; Rajuk knew about FR Tower violations  12 years back; its builder Rupayan claims to be clean

    Traders in for bleaker days

    Another devastating fire at the Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) kitchen market early yesterday thrashed the efforts of 248 shop owners who were already struggling to revive their businesses from a similar disaster just two years ago.

  • Blaze at Gulshan DNCC market burns down over  200 shops, 2 years after it went up in flames

    Ravaged by FIRE AGAIN

    Amid outcries over the death of 26 people in Thursday's Banani inferno, a massive fire swept through the Gulshan-1 DNCC kitchen market burning down over 200 shops yesterday.

  • 211 shops of DNCC market razed in fire

    Around 211 tin-shed business establishments are completely razed in the fire that ripped through the Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) kitchen market in Gulshan-1.

  • Banani Fire victim


    At least 25 people were killed and some 70 injured in Thursday's deadly fire that ripped through the 22-storey FR Tower in Dhaka's Banani area. All the bodies were handed over to the families and most of them buried yesterday.

  • Banani fire: Transmission of Duronto TV, Radio Today shut down

    The transmission of a private television channel Duronto TV and a radio channel Radio Today has been offline since a fire broke out at FR Tower in Dhaka’s Banani area.

  • Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina lays foundation stones of 24 Economic Zones

    Ensure proper treatment of Banani fire injured: PM

    Expressing deep shock at the loss of lives and property in a devastating fire at FR Tower in Dhaka's Banani area, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina asks the authorities concerned to ensure the proper treatment of the injured.

  • Dhaka Chawkbazar tragedy

    'Govt to be held responsible for Chawkbazar tragedy'

    Jatiya Oikyafront leaders holds the government responsible for the Chawkbazar fire that claimed 69 lives.

  • Chawkbazar Fire tragedy

    Chawkbazar Fire: Confusing comments may compromise findings

    According to a report published in this paper on February 24, an industries ministry probe committee has claimed that it found no evidence of a chemical factory or warehouse in the vicinity of the Chawkbazar fire.

  • Dhaka Chawkbazar fire tragedy

    Chawkbazar Tragedy: National mourning today

    The nation is holding a one-day national mourning for the victims of Chawkbazar fire that claimed 67 lives on Wednesday and Thursday.

  • Bangladesh Jatiya Sangsad

    JS adopts condolence motion over Chawkbazar tragedy

    The Jatiya Sangsad unanimously adopts a condolence motion expressing profound grief over the victims of Chawkbazar inferno that claimed 67 lives on Wednesday at Churihatta area of Old Dhaka.

  • Blaze takes all of family but one

    Their family was a happy one -- mother and father with their two healthy children. On Wednesday night, the brutal fire that blazed through Chawkbazar reduced their perfect family of four to just one, while the rest looked on from behind a photo frame that managed to survive the hellish flames.

  • No chemical warehouse found nearby

    As the call for relocating the warehouses of chemicals and inflammable goods from Old Dhaka gets louder, an industries ministry probe committee claimed that there was no chemical factory or warehouse at the scene of Wednesday's devastating fire in Chawkbazar.

  • Impunity lies at root

    Fire tragedies are frequent in Bangladesh and often cause high casualties, but no one has ever been punished for their role in any fire incidents.

  • Dhaka Chawlkbazar fire incident

    Hasan for looking into BNP’s link to fire incident

    Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud says Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir’s statement that ‘the Chawlkbazar fire incident occurred due to absence of democracy’ prompted to look into whether the BNP perpetrated any act of sabotage concerning the tragic incident.

  • The agonising wait

    With dazed eyes on a blank face, five-year-old Sanin lay nestled in the arms of her father Suman, who was standing just yards off the Dhaka Medical College morgue yesterday.

  • Old Dhaka's ticking TIMEBOMB

    The old town blaze that claimed at least 67 lives could have been even more devastating had the flames came into contact with the huge stockpile of chemicals in the basement of Haji Wahed Mansion.

  • Noakhali mourns

    A pall of gloom has descended on many villages of Noakhali as 13 of the 67 victims in Chawkbazar fire already identified hailed from the district.

  • Collective failure

    The devastating fire in Chawkbazar is the outcome of a collective failure of the authorities concerned.

  • Old town sends out an SOS

    Old Dhaka will remain vulnerable to disasters like the ones in Nimtoli and Chawkbazar unless it undergoes redevelopment, say urban planners.

  • High Court

    2010 HC directives 'ignored'

    The government is yet to respond to the High Court rule and directives over the Nimtoli fire in Old Dhaka that killed 124 people and injured many others on June 3, 2010, said the lawyer who filed a writ petition in this regard.

  • Nimtoli to Chawkbazar

    On the morning of the national holiday yesterday, many people woke up to find their Facebook friends “marking themselves safe from Chawkbazar fire”.

  • The face of horror

    In many major tragedies, the victims are reduced to mere numbers, statistics to gauge the severity of a disaster. But each of these numbers has an important story to tell, one that serves as a reminder of what has passed and why it should never have been allowed.

  • The first responders

    He was sitting against a wall about a hundred yards away from the Chawkbazar fire spot. Clad in soot-covered firefighters' overalls and with bloodshot eyes, he looked utterly exhausted. He seemed perplexed when The Daily Star correspondents asked his name.

  • Chemical blaze kills 67

    The death toll in the devastating blaze in Chawkbazar rose to 67 yesterday, making it the second deadliest chemical-fuelled fire in the country after the 2010 Nimtoli incident.

  • Dhaka Chawkbazar Tragedy

    How the fire began?

    Multiple accounts of what caused Wednesday's fire at Chawkbazar have been put forth by different quarters.

  • Dhaka Chawkbazar fire tragedy

    Condolences pour in for victim families

    Condolences poured in to the bereaved families of those killed in the deadly blaze at Old Dhaka's Chawkbazar on Wednesday night.

  • A rickshaw is burnt in Dhaka's Chawkbazar Fire

    More tragedies from the night of horror

    The ghastly fire at the Churihatta intersection in Dhaka’s Chawkbazar area leaves some with the last moments of their lives in agony, while others are left with a horrific memory that will haunt them forever.

  • Dhaka Chawkbazar Tragedy

    There will be no chemical warehouse in Dhaka: DSCC mayor

    Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Sayeed Khokon says no chemical warehouse will be allowed inside Dhaka.