Chawkbazar Tragedy

April 2, 2019
April 2, 2019

2 Wahed Mansion owners sent to jail

A Dhaka court sends two owners of the Wahed Mansion, from where the deadly Chawkbazar fire originated, to jail in a case filed over the deaths of 70 people.

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 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.

March 3, 2019
March 3, 2019

Traders fume at chemical drive

The authorities on several occasions after 2010 Nimtoli fire urged the traders of Old Dhaka to relocate their chemical factories and warehouses from residential areas. But they did not pay heed to the repeated requests.

March 2, 2019
March 2, 2019

Fire at Old Dhaka again, 3 suffer burns

Three youths suffer “severe burns” as a fire breaks out at a scrap-metal shop in Old Dhaka’s Chawkbazar area this afternoon.

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 imperatives in the aftermath of the Chawkbazar fire.

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 explode, and claimed the lives of tens to hundreds to thousands of workers and passers-by who were unfortunate enough to be around the area of disaster. And many of these are just the ones in Dhaka city.