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.
Saddened to hear about the tragic loss of lives because of the devastating fire in Bangladesh. My heartfelt condolences to the grieving families. We wish the injured a speedy recovery— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) February 21, 2019
Ace pacer of Bangladesh national cricket team Mustafizur Rahman, who is currently in New Zealand, tweeted about the fire on his official account.
It's really shocking to hear the Chawkbazar incident. My prayers and condolence to the victims family. May Allah give them strength. #ChawkBazarFire— Mustafizur Rahman (@Mustafiz90) February 21, 2019
Another popular cricketer Tamim Iqbal matched his tone and tweeted about the incident as well.
Prayers for the victims of Chawk Bazar May Allah give them strength— Tamim Iqbal Khan (@TamimOfficial28) February 21, 2019
Singer Elita Karim said: "My heart bleeds for the sufferers and the survivors..."
My heart bleeds for the sufferers and the survivors of the Chakbazar fire. My heartfelt condolences to the families and I really hope that this finally opens our eyes!চকবাজারের অগ্নিকাণ্ডে আক্রান্ত সবার কথা চিন্তা... https://t.co/IQPYrOc22j— Elita Karim (@elitakarim) February 21, 2019
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.
Another black day on this mourning day? RIP— Adiba Ahona (@adiba_ahona) February 21, 2019
those who lost lives#ChawkbazarFire #Bangladesh #Dhakafire #nimtalifire
Fire incident repeats in 9 years
News: dead 80+(still counting),injured 180+#ChawkbazarTragedy
Please remove your chemical warehouses from residential buildings pic.twitter.com/Cxa8uKrUy9
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.