In the case of a large fire in Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka, at least 69 people have died and dozens more have been injured. The duty officer of the fire brigade and the civil protection, Kamrul Hasan, the German press Agency said in the Morning.

The rescue operation over. It was feared a growing number of Victims. The fire broke out, according to the on Wednesday evening in the ground floor of a four storey building where chemicals were stored. After that, it spread to three adjacent houses. About the cause of the fire in the old town of Dhaka, first, there was no official information.

The Director General of fire service and civil defence, Ali Ahmed, said that 41 people had been brought injured to the hospital. Around 200 helpers were working at the accident site to retrieve more bodies. After five hours the fire had been brought under control. The police of Dhaka said the fire had spread so quickly because of the numerous warehouses with chemicals in the area. In the old town of Dhaka city, many narrow streets.

The newspaper “The Daily Star” reported, the building was a warehouse for chemical products. The “Dhaka Tribune” quoted an eyewitness, the business belongs to the camp. Resaul Karim said, first of all, a gas cylinder in front of the building exploded. The fire had spread over the power cable and to the Explosion of an electric transformer. The building with the chemicals, I immediately stood in flames.

Abdul Karim told the “Daily Star” that he had stood next to the building, and suddenly a Bang. It had sounded like an Explosion. Then flames came from the building that he had been hit by a piece of geborstenem glass and hurt.

In 2010, were in Dhaka, according to the figures, in the case of a fire in a building, in which chemicals are stored, more than 120 people were killed. At the time, was not publicly challenged, as a consequence, to lay Depots for chemical products from such areas – what happened, apparently, however.


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.