Chawkbazar Tragedy

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

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 Chawkbazar's Churihatta.

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 Chawkbazar fire.

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 for those responsible for the incident.

February 25, 2019
February 25, 2019

Chawkbazar Tragedy: National mourning today

The nation is holding a one-day national mourning for the victims of Chawkbazar fire that claimed 67 lives on Wednesday and Thursday.

February 25, 2019
February 25, 2019

Decades to build, minutes to lose

After coming to Dhaka from Noakhali when he was only 10 years old, Abdul Mannan engaged himself in many an odd job -- from working at restaurants to construction sites -- to save money for himself. He was able to save Tk 10 lakhs, with which he opened up a stationary shop 16 years ago.

February 24, 2019
February 24, 2019

JS adopts condolence motion over Chawkbazar tragedy

The Jatiya Sangsad unanimously adopts a condolence motion expressing profound grief over the victims of Chawkbazar inferno that claimed 67 lives on Wednesday at Churihatta area of Old Dhaka.

February 24, 2019
February 24, 2019

Chawkbazar fire: CID prefers DNA samples from parents, children

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has requested the parents or children of those still missing following the Chawkbazar fire to provide their DNA samples to swiftly identify the unknown bodies.