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India saddened at loss of lives in Chawkbazar fire

  • Published at 11:30 pm February 21st, 2019
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Fire-fighters continue working at site of accident in Haji Wahed Mansion at Nanda Kumar Lane in Chawkbazar’s Churihatta area of Old Dhaka on Thursday, February 21, 2019 Syed Zakir Hosain/Dhaka Tribune

Indian Ministry of External Affairs issues condolence message

India has expressed profound shock at the loss of lives in the Chawkbazar chemical warehouse fire.

"India is saddened by the loss of lives as a result of the tragic fire in Dhaka on Wednesday. We offer our deepest condolences to relatives of those affected by the accident. As a close neighbour and partner, we stand by the people and the government of Bangladesh in this hour of grief," the spokesperson of the Indian Ministry of External Affairs said on Thursday.

At least 67 people were killed and around 41 others injured in a devastating fire that broke out at a chemical warehouse and raged through four other adjacent buildings in the city's Chawkbazar area on Wednesday night.

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