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Social media reacts to Chawkbazar fire

  • Published at 11:29 am February 23rd, 2019
Chawkbazar Fire
File photo: Haji Wahed Mansion at Nandan Kumar Lane, in Chawkbazar's Churihatta area of Old Dhaka, engulfed in a massive fire on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

People have taken to social media to express their condolences and frustration

People in Bangladesh and abroad have poured out their shock on social media—as well as their frustration and fury—over the devastating fire incident at Chawkbazar that claimed 67 lives.

Some people expressed their condolences on social media platforms while other blamed the authorities for not taking strict action against those storing chemicals in the area.

Mamata Banerjee, the chief minister of the Indian state of West Bengal, has expressed her deep shock over the Chawkbazar fire.

Ace pacer of Bangladesh national cricket team Mustafizur Rahman, who is currently in New Zealand, tweeted about the fire on his official account.

Another popular cricketer Tamim Iqbal matched his tone and tweeted about the incident as well.

Singer Elita Karim said: "My heart bleeds for the sufferers and the survivors..."

Lawmaker and actress Suborna Mustafa, actors Sakib Khan and Arifin Shuvo among others expressed their shock on their official Facebook pages.

Some people blamed the authorities for not preventing the fire.

Social media user Mohammad Ullah Adnan tweeted:

Another Twitter user, Adiba Ahona urged for the removal of chemical warehouses from Old Dhaka residential areas.

The devastating fire broke out at a chemical warehouse and raged through four adjacent buildings in the city’s Chawkbazar area, on Wednesday night; leaving 67 people killed and more than 50 others injured.

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