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  • Dhaka Chawkbazar fire tragedy

    Condolences pour in for victim families

    Condolences poured in to the bereaved families of those killed in the deadly blaze at Old Dhaka's Chawkbazar on Wednesday night.

  • Old town sends out an SOS

    Old Dhaka will remain vulnerable to disasters like the ones in Nimtoli and Chawkbazar unless it undergoes redevelopment, say urban planners.

  • High Court

    2010 HC directives 'ignored'

    The government is yet to respond to the High Court rule and directives over the Nimtoli fire in Old Dhaka that killed 124 people and injured many others on June 3, 2010, said the lawyer who filed a writ petition in this regard.

  • Nimtoli to Chawkbazar

    On the morning of the national holiday yesterday, many people woke up to find their Facebook friends “marking themselves safe from Chawkbazar fire”.

  • The face of horror

    In many major tragedies, the victims are reduced to mere numbers, statistics to gauge the severity of a disaster. But each of these numbers has an important story to tell, one that serves as a reminder of what has passed and why it should never have been allowed.

  • The first responders

    He was sitting against a wall about a hundred yards away from the Chawkbazar fire spot. Clad in soot-covered firefighters' overalls and with bloodshot eyes, he looked utterly exhausted. He seemed perplexed when The Daily Star correspondents asked his name.

  • Chemical blaze kills 67

    The death toll in the devastating blaze in Chawkbazar rose to 67 yesterday, making it the second deadliest chemical-fuelled fire in the country after the 2010 Nimtoli incident.

  • Dhaka Chawkbazar Tragedy

    There will be no chemical warehouse in Dhaka: DSCC mayor

    Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Sayeed Khokon says no chemical warehouse will be allowed inside Dhaka.

  • Chawkbazar fire

    Govt's irresponsibility behind Chawkbazar fire: BNP

    BNP blames the government's mismanagement and irresponsibility for the loss of huge lives in fire at a chemical warehouse in Chawkbazar area of Old Dhaka.

  • Old Dhaka Fire in Bangladesh

    37 bodies handed over to families

    A total of 37 bodies of the victims of Chawkbazar fire incident is handed over to their families and relatives since this noon, an official says.