Old Dhaka fire

August 20, 2022
August 20, 2022

When will Old Dhaka be rid of fires?

Three years ago, after the tragic fire incident at Churihatta in Old Dhaka’s Chawkbazar, the industries ministry started building a cluster of chemical warehouses at the site of Ujala Match Factory in Shyampur, with an aim to relocate the warehouses in Old Dhaka.

August 17, 2022
August 17, 2022

How many more will die in fires?

Factory fires continue as a result of lax safety standards and apathy.

August 15, 2022
August 15, 2022

Old Dhaka fire: 6 bodies recovered

At least six persons died in a fire at a plastic factory in old Dhaka's Chawkbazar area that originated this noon.

August 15, 2022
August 15, 2022

Old Dhaka plastic factory has no safety measures: Fire Service

The polythene and plastic factory in old Dhaka’s Chawkbazar area that was burning for over two and half hours today (August 15, 2022) has no minimum fire safety measures, fire officials said.

August 15, 2022
August 15, 2022

Fire at Old Dhaka polythene factory under control

The fire that broke out at a polythene factory in Old Dhaka's Chawk Bazar area was brought under control after two hours.

April 8, 2019
April 8, 2019

Chawkbazar fire: 2 Wahed Mansion owners remanded

A Dhaka Court places the two owners of Wahed Mansion -- from where the deadly Chawkbazar fire originated -- on a seven-day remand each in a case filed over the deaths of 70 people.

April 5, 2019
April 5, 2019

Families of Chawkbazar fire victims form human chain

Family members of the victims of Chawkbazar fire form a human chain in front of Jatiya Press Club in Dhaka to press home their 11-point demand.

April 4, 2019
April 4, 2019

10-day remand sought for owners of Wahed Mansion

Chawkbazar police seeks a 10-day remand for quizzing two owners of the Wahed Mansion, the centre of deadly Chawkbazar fire, in a case filed over the deaths of 70 people.

March 24, 2019
March 24, 2019

Fire guts several shops in Lalbagh

A fire that broke out at several tin-shed structures in Dhaka's Lalbagh area last night, was doused at about 11:50pm without any casualty.

March 12, 2019
March 12, 2019

5 more Chawkbazar fire victims identified thru DNA tests

Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has identified the bodies of five more victims of Chawkbazar fire tragedy through DNA tests.