Bangladesh Market Fire: Fire broke out in 3000 shops of shopping complex in Bangladesh, army arrived to control

Bangladesh Market Fire

Bangladesh Market Fire: Around 3000 shops in a shopping complex in Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka caught fire on Tuesday. After the information about the fire, the fire brigade was informed about it, but the fire broke out in such a terrible way that the army had to reach the spot within a short time. At present, army personnel and around 600 fire brigade personnel are involved in controlling the fire.

Fire officials and army personnel are working to douse a massive blaze that broke out at a shopping complex with 3,000 shops in Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka on Tuesday, fire officials said. No casualty has been reported so far in the fire that started in the early hours of Tuesday. The cause of the fire has also not been known.

Why did the army have to be called in?

It is being told that the fire broke out in the Bangabazar area of ​​the capital, which is considered to be a very tight area. There is a clothing market here which is a very crowded area. Army personnel had to be called in for help after the fire spread quickly after the fire broke out.

“About 600 firefighters … are working to bring the blaze under control,” fire department spokesman Rakibul Islam told AFP. A military spokesman said in a statement that an Air Force helicopter had joined the effort to put out the fire. Aerial footage from a helicopter showed hundreds of people watching the fire from a nearby overpass.

Firefighters try to douse a fire that broke out in a clothing market in Dhaka, Bangladesh, April 4, 2023.—Reuters

According to the information, most of the shops were gutted in the fire, but there is no information whether anyone is trapped inside or not. Smoke enveloped the area and flames were seen rising from the premises, hampering relief and rescue operations, a fire brigade official said.

Stock of clothes was deposited for Eid

The Daily Star newspaper reported that Bangabazar has mostly clothing shops. Shopkeepers here had stocked up for the preparation of Eid festival and most of their goods were gutted in the fire. A businessman told that he had borrowed 1.5 million taka ($14,100) for business on Eid and bought clothes with this amount, but the fire destroyed everything.

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