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Massive fire kills 45 in Bangladesh capital

At least 45 people were killed when a devastating fire broke out in an apartment building also used as a chemical warehouse in Chawkbazar of the capital Dhaka in Bangladesh, yesterday. Bangladesh’s fire service chief Ali Ahmed said 45 bodies have been recovered so far. He added that the number may increase as the search is still going on.

Ahmed said the blaze which began at 10.40 PM yesterday, might have originated from a gas cylinder and quickly spread through the building where highly flammable chemicals were stored.  He said the fire has been confined but not yet doused despite the efforts of more than 200 firefighters.

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