Tuesday , November 19 2019


Fire at Minister Refrigerator Factory in Gazipur

Dhaka, Sept 13 – A fire broke out at Minister Refrigerator factory, a sister concern of My One Group at Dheerashrom area in Gazipur city at around 7 am on Friday. The fire originated from a warehouse at 5th floor of 6 storied building of Minister Hi-tech Park limited. 18 fire fighting units from Joydevpur, Tongi and Uttara rushed to ... Read More »

Family of 5, teens among 34 presumed dead in dive boat fire

Santa Barbara, Sep 4 (AP/UNB) — High school students, a science teacher and his daughter, an adventurous marine biologist and a family of five celebrating a birthday are among those presumed dead after a fire engulfed a scuba diving boat off Southern California’s coast, trapping dozens of sleeping people below deck. Authorities on Tuesday ended the search for survivors of ... Read More »

Bolsonaro bans fires for land cleaning in Brazil to Amazon only

Rio De Janeiro, Sept 01 (AP/UNB) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is partially backtracking on a decree that banned most fires for land-clearing for 60 days, now saying the ban will only apply to the Amazon region. The government on Friday published a decree saying fires for agriculture outside the Amazon region would be allowed with authorization from state environmental ... Read More »

Amazon fires stir bitter dispute over who is to blame

Rio De Janeiro, Aug 22 (AP/UNB) — As fires raged in the Amazon rainforest, the Brazilian government on Thursday denounced international critics who say President Jair Bolsonaro is not doing enough to curb massive deforestation. The growing threat to what some call “the lungs of the planet” has ignited a bitter dispute about who is to blame during the tenure ... Read More »

Several thousand families homeless in Mirpur – 7 slum fire

Dhaka, Aug 17 (UNB) – There is nothing new in slum fire in Dhaka city. When it happens, it leaves thousands of people in deep despair. Over 20,000 slum dwellers turned paupers within hours in Friday night’s fast-moving fire in the city’s Mirpur area. “We’ve lost all that we had — fans, utensils, clothes and money whatever. We’ve been left ... Read More »

Stand by Mirpur slum fire victims: Dr Kamal

Dhaka – Gonoforum President Dr Kamal Hossain on Saturday urged the government and social organisations to come forward in aid of the victims of Friday’s fire at a slum in the city’s Mirpur-7 area. “Thousands of people are living under the open sky without food, shelter and clothes in a dengue-hit city following the fire. I call upon the government ... Read More »

BNP demands fair probe into Mirpur Section 7 slum fire

Dhaka, Aug 17 (UNB) – BNP on Saturday demanded a fair and neutral investigation into Friday’s fire at a slum in the city’s Mirpur-7 area as such incidents are on the rise. Talking to reporters after visiting the fire-ravaged slum, party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir also urged the government to rehabilitate the victims and provide them with compensation. ... Read More »

Lalbagh polythene factory fire guts a number of tinsheds

Dhaka, Aug 15 (UNB) – A fire that broke out at a polythene factory in Lalbagh on Wednesday night was put out on early Thursday. Ershad Hossain, duty officer at Fire Service and Civil Defence control room, said firefighters extinguished the blaze around 4am. A number of tin-shed rooms were gutted in the fire that broke out on Water Works ... Read More »

70 shanty houses gutted in N’ganj slum fire

At least 70 shanties were gutted in a fire that broke out in a slum near Narayanganj Zila Parishad office here early Friday. Abdullah Al-Arefin, deputy assistant director of Narayanganj Fire Service and Civil Defense, said the fire broke out in a shanty of the slum on Dhaka-Narayanganj link road around 3 am and spread soon. On information, seven firefighting ... Read More »

Historic 124-year-old Central Texas church burns to ground

Westphalia, Jul 30 (AP/UNB) — A historic rural Roman Catholic church that had served its surrounding Central Texas farming community for more than a century has burned to the ground. Photos posted on the Austin Catholic diocesan Facebook page show the Church of the Visitation in Westphalia fully involved in flames Monday morning, being reduced to nothing more than ashes. ... Read More »

Cotton mill, sawmill gutted in fire at Narail

Narail, July 23 (UNB) – A cotton mill and a sawmill were gutted by a fire in Lohagara upazila on Monday afternoon, leaving a worker injured. Witnesses said the fire originated at the cotton mill at Laxmipasha from an electric short circuit. It soon spread to nearby sawmill. Two machines of the cotton mill and 60 tonnes of cotton, and ... Read More »

Petrol pump fire in capital extinguished

Dhaka, June 18 (UNB)— Firefighters put out a fire that broke out at a petrol pump in Kalyanpur on Tuesday afternoon. The fire originated at M/S Shahil Filling Station around 5:25pm, said Atiqul Islam, duty officer at the control room of Fire Service and Civil Defence Headquarters. Ten firefighting units rushed to the site and brought the fire under control ... Read More »

Dhaka North City moves to enforce fire safety in buildings

Dhaka, Apr 18 (UNB) – Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) is going to form three committees to ensure that all the buildings under its jurisdiction have fire safety measures. The decision was taken at a views-exchange meeting held at the Nagar Bhaban on Thursday with DNCC Mayor Atiqul Islam in the chair. The three committees will be named as Central ... Read More »

Dhaka high-rise fire: One owner secures bail

Dhaka, April 11 – The Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Court of Dhaka yesterday granted bail to Tasvirul Islam, one of the owners of FR Tower in the case filed over the devastating fire that ripped through 22-storied FR Tower at Banani in the capital, killing 26 and leaving some 70 people injured on March 28. Magistrate Md Tofazzal Hossain of ... Read More »