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Fire at Dhaka City slum

Dhaka, Dec 27 – A slum in the city’s Kalshi area of Mirpur caught fire early Friday. Ershad Hossain, duty officer at the Fire Service Central Control Room, said the fire originated at ‘Hirur Maar Slum’ on Kalshi Road around 12:50am. Read More »

Keraniganj plastic factory fire toll 17 as 5 more victims succumb

Dhaka, Dec 15 – Five more victims of Keraniganj plastic factory fire succumbed to burn injuries yesterday. Among the five, four at Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH), and another one died at his home after release from the hospital on the day of the fire, raising the death toll to ... Read More »

10 dead in Gazipur electric fan factory fire; probe body formed

Dhaka, Dec 15 – “Ten workers of an electric fan factory died from smoke inhalation,” said Mamunur Rashid, deputy assistant director of Gazipur Fire Service and Civil Defence. It was the third factory fire incident in the last four days in Dhaka and adjacent areas. Fire in Bangladeshi factories is quite common during the dry season, mainly because of lax ... Read More »

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 »