Chawkbazar Fire

August 15, 2022
August 15, 2022

Old Dhaka fire: 6 bodies recovered

At least six persons died in a fire at a plastic factory in old Dhaka's Chawkbazar area that originated this noon.

August 15, 2022
August 15, 2022

Old Dhaka plastic factory has no safety measures: Fire Service

The polythene and plastic factory in old Dhaka’s Chawkbazar area that was burning for over two and half hours today (August 15, 2022) has no minimum fire safety measures, fire officials said.

March 24, 2022
March 24, 2022

2019 Chawkbazar fire: Charges accepted against 2 Wahed Mansion owners, 6 others

A Dhaka court today accepted the charges brought against eight people, including two owners of Wahed Mansion -- from where a deadly fire originated in February 2019 and killed 71 people.

April 8, 2019
April 8, 2019

Chawkbazar fire: 2 Wahed Mansion owners remanded

A Dhaka Court places the two owners of Wahed Mansion -- from where the deadly Chawkbazar fire originated -- on a seven-day remand each in a case filed over the deaths of 70 people.

April 4, 2019
April 4, 2019

10-day remand sought for owners of Wahed Mansion

Chawkbazar police seeks a 10-day remand for quizzing two owners of the Wahed Mansion, the centre of deadly Chawkbazar fire, in a case filed over the deaths of 70 people.

March 19, 2019
March 19, 2019

Dhaka's urban politics, Haussmann, and related thoughts

After the tragic Chawkbazar inferno in Old Dhaka, I have been thinking about what it would take to bring some urban sanity to a complex megacity like Dhaka.

March 12, 2019
March 12, 2019

Chawkbazar tragedy: Wife gets husband's body after 21 days

Wife of a rickshaw puller gets her husband's body, 21 days after the devastating Chawkbazar fire.

March 10, 2019
March 10, 2019

Fire started on first floor

A home ministry probe body formed after the Chawkbazar fire concluded that the flames originated from the first floor of Wahed Mansion.

March 7, 2019
March 7, 2019

Chawkbazar Fire: 11 of the dead identified thru' DNA test

The CID's Forensic DNA Laboratory has so far identified 11 bodies, burnt beyond recognition in the fatal Chawkbazar fire, through DNA tests.

March 6, 2019
March 6, 2019

11 Chawkbazar fire victims identified thru’ DNA tests

The Criminal Investigation Department’s Forensic Laboratory identify 11 deceased including two students, who were burnt beyond recognition in the recent Chawkbazar fire, through DNA tests.