"I have lost everything," said an inconsolable Matin Khan who had a small shop in the Mohammadpur Krishi Market that was ravaged in a devastating fire early this morning
Firefighters had to struggle to bring the fire at Mohammad Krishi Market under control due to a huge crowd of onlookers, Director of Fire Service and Civil Defence (FSCD) Lt Col Md Tajul Islam said today
A total of 217 out of 317 allotted shops were damaged in the fire that ravaged Mohammadpur Krishi Market early this morning, a Dhaka North City Corporation official said
Monir Hossain, 60, started his business at Mohammadpur Krishi Market in 1997, just six months after the market opened
Several hundred traders at Dhaka's Mohammadpur Krishi Market are lamenting losing goods worth several crores of taka in the massive fire this morning
A total of 17 units of the fire service brought the fire under control around 9:25am, said Rashed Bin Khalid, duty officer of the Fire Service Headquarters.
The fire broke out at 3:43am and was brought under control at 9:25am
When one enters the building of Sharif Market on Chittaranjan Avenue in Sadarghat, there is a feeling of suffocation, despite the empty spaces between the eight-storey building. The building has been identified as risky in terms of fire safety. However, it only has nine fire extinguishers.