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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 »

Burning Amazon Rainforest: Crime Against Humanity – C40 Chair

Paris, France (23 August 2019) — Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris and Chair of C40 Cities, issued the following statement today: “The lungs of our shared planet are on fire. The Amazon rainforest is one of the most important common goods of humanity, and it is being burnt because of the irresponsible behaviour of a small number of international politicians ... 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 »

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 »

4 killed in BD spinning mill fire at Gazipur

Gazipur, July 3 – Three more bodies were pulled out of the wreckage of a spinning mill in Sreepur Upazila’s Faridpur on Wednesday, taking the death toll to four. Two of the deceased were identified as Shahjalal Mia and Anwar. Mohammad Aktaruzzaman, deputy director of Gazipur Fire Service Control room, said firefighters recovered the charred bodies of three more people ... Read More »

Kitchen Gas cylinder fire kills woman in Chandpur

Chandpur, May 27 (UNB) – A woman was killed in a fire that originated from a gas cylinder explosion at Laxmipur village in Matlab Dakkhin upazila on Sunday evening. The deceased was identified as Milon Begum, 50 wife of Mostafa Mia of the village. Locals said the fire originated around 7pm after the gas cylinder exploded at the kitchen. Milon ... Read More »

221 shops gutted in Gulshan DNCC kitchen market fire

Dhaka, Mar 30 – Just two days after a major fire in the Dhaka’s Banani area left 25 people dead, another fire broke out at Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) kitchen market in Gulshan area early Saturday and gutted all the 221 shops of the market. The fire broke out around 5:45 am and was brought under control after two ... Read More »

Dr Kamal slams govt for loss of lives in Chawkbazar fire

Dhaka – Jatiya Oikyafront Convener Dr Kamal Hossain on Tuesday blamed the government’s irresponsible role for the Chawkbazar fire as it did not take any step in compliance with a High Court order to make the Old Dhaka safe for people after the deadly Nimtoli fire incident in 2010. “After the Nimtoli fire incident nine years ago, the High Court ... Read More »

Officials say, 67 killed in Chawkbazar chemical warehouse fire

Dhaka, Feb 21 (UNB) – 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. Duty officer at the Fire Service Central Control Room Rasel Shikder told UNB around 9pm that the firefighters recovered ... Read More »