Chawkbazar Tragedy

February 28, 2019
February 28, 2019

Shift dangerous chemicals from Old Dhaka immediately

A roundtable organised by The Daily Star titled “Chawkbazar Tragedy: Way Forward” on February 26 brought together experts, chemical importers and traders, and other stakeholders to discuss the...

February 27, 2019
February 27, 2019

Govt may relocate Old Dhaka’s chemicals to Kadamtoli, Tongi

The chemical substances of Old Dhaka may be relocated to the capital’s Kadamtoli and Gazipur’s Tongi.

February 27, 2019
February 27, 2019

Preventing manmade disasters

I'm sure we will soon forget about the Chawkbazar tragedy just like we quickly forgot about the Nimtoli inferno, especially as the media covers one sensational story after the other such as the

February 27, 2019
February 27, 2019

Of mortality and unlearned lessons

If you Google “Tragedies in Bangladesh,” you will see a multitude of news articles popping up about disastrous mishaps where factories have collapsed, burned, or had a major industrial machinery...

February 26, 2019
February 26, 2019

'Govt to be held responsible for Chawkbazar tragedy'

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

February 26, 2019
February 26, 2019

Chawkbazar mourns lost loved ones

The country yesterday observed a day of national mourning for the victims of Chawkbazar fire that claimed at least 67 lives on Wednesday.

February 26, 2019
February 26, 2019

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...

February 26, 2019
February 26, 2019

All hail the local heroes

Amidst a hail of flaming cans and other flammable objects, courageous locals emerged as first responders to Wednesday's devastating fire which engulfed the four-storey Haji Wahed Mansion in...

February 25, 2019
February 25, 2019

Chawkbazar tragedy: Breadwinner loses fight for life

While 45-year-old Chawkbazar fire victim Anwar Hossain who was battling for his life at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Dhaka Medical College Hospital’s burn unit, has died.

February 25, 2019
February 25, 2019

Chawkbazar Fire: Writ petition seeks compensation, punishment

Four separate writ petitions were filed with the High Court yesterday in connection with the Chawkbazar fire, with different prayers including compensation for the victim families and punishment...