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In pictures: Devastating fire guts Chawkbazar

  • Published at 12:38 pm February 21st, 2019

The angry flames were finally placated on Thursday morning

The fire may have been doused, but the people of Chawkbazar will be reeling from the aftereffects for a while yet.

The flames broke out and rapidly engulfed several multi-storey buildings at Nanda Kumar Lane in Chawkbazar’s Churihatta area of Old Dhaka on Wednesday night. It began with one solitary building from a reported transformer blast, and spread to several adjacent structures before anyone had a chance to react.

The death toll so far is 70, and counting. The body count may rise as the Fire Service continues its recovery efforts.

The angry flames were finally placated on Thursday morning, leaving Old Dhaka with irreversible damage.