Chawkbazar Fire Tragedy

Deadline not to be set?

Building of two temporary sheds to store chemicals from Old Dhaka is facing delays as approval from the planning commission and opinions of experts are required, a top official of industries ministry has said.

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.

March 24, 2019
March 24, 2019

Deadline not to be set?

Building of two temporary sheds to store chemicals from Old Dhaka is facing delays as approval from the planning commission and opinions of experts are required, a top official of industries ministry has said.

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

5 more Chawkbazar fire victims identified thru DNA tests

Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has identified the bodies of five more victims of Chawkbazar fire tragedy through DNA tests.

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 3, 2019
March 3, 2019

Another fire breaks out at Chawkbazar; 3 injured

Three youths suffered burns as a fire broke out at a scrap-metal shop in Old Dhaka's Chawkbazar area yesterday afternoon, 10 days after an inferno in the same area that left scores dead.

March 2, 2019
March 2, 2019

Old Dhaka at grave fire risk

Old Dhaka is so prone to fire disasters that last year it saw at least one fire incident a day on average.

March 1, 2019
March 1, 2019

Chawkbazar tragedy: Death toll reaches 70

Another victim of the Chawkbazar fire loses the battle for life at Dhaka Medical College Hospital, raising the death toll in the tragedy to 70.

March 1, 2019
March 1, 2019

Chemical Warehouses, Factories: Crackdown begins in old town

It seems nothing has changed in West Shaheednagar area of Old Dhaka.

February 28, 2019
February 28, 2019

Relocation begins in 15 days

The industries ministry will start relocating nearly 4,000 chemical warehouses and factories from Old Dhaka within the next 15 days as it selected two temporary sites in the capital and Tongi for this purpose.