Dhaka Chawkbazar fire tragedy | The Daily Star
  • Dhaka Chawkbazar fire tragedy

    One year of Chawkbazar fire: Families, locals demand compensation

    A mass signature programme is held in Dhaka’s Chawkbazar area demanding compensation for the families of the 71 victims of the devastating Chawkbazar fire.

  • Chawkbazar Tragedy: Way Forward

    Relocate chemicals now from old town

    To prevent any further fire-related human catastrophe like what occurred in Chawkbazar, officials and experts have suggested immediate temporary relocation of highly combustible chemicals from densely-populated Old Dhaka, as a permanent relocation across the Buriganga would take years.

  • Reluctance of owners to blame

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday regretted that chemical warehouses could not be relocated from Old Dhaka due to owners' reluctance.