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
The owner of Haji Wahed Mansion, from where the devasting Chawkbazar fire originated on the night of February 20, has allegedly threatened a neighbour for “giving the CCTV footage of the incident to journalists”.
A home ministry probe body formed after the Chawkbazar fire concluded that the flames originated from the first floor of Wahed Mansion.
On 10 June, 2010, the High Court Division(HCD) of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh ordered the government formed probe
After an inferno claimed 124 lives in Old Dhaka's Nimtoli in 2010, a monument was built at that place. The structure, named “Nimtoli Tragedy”, bears many inscriptions. One of them says it was built to raise awareness on fire and the dangers of storing chemicals in residential buildings.
The grief for the loss of at least 67 lives in the chemical-fuelled Chawkbazar blaze is giving way to the fury against chemical factories and warehouses in Old Dhaka with the demand for their removal from the area getting louder.