Deaths in preventable fires unacceptable
Have we become used to the news of fires that have devoured the lives of so many innocent people in Bangladesh of late? If not, why do we frequently fail to prevent such devastating incidents? The recent catastrophic fire at a container depot in Sitakunda, Chattogram has taken at least 45 lives and endangered the future of many families. Fire accidents are turning into a common phenomenon in the country as the reasons for such disasters are hardly found out and acted upon. Instead of compensating the victims and their families after the accidents occur, the authorities concerned need to take every possible measure to prevent them. While the real reasons for such fires must be found out and addressed, exemplary punishment must be given to those responsible.