Staff Correspondent: President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have expressed their profound shock at the loss of lives of many people in a fire in Chawkbazar area of Old Dhaka.
They issued separate messages in this regard on Thursday.
In a condolence message, the President conveyed sympathy to the bereaved family members and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.
The Prime Minister asked all concerned authorities for proper treatment of the injured persons and give necessary support to the families of the deceased.
The death toll from the fire at several houses in Chawkbazar area of Old Dhaka has jumped to 70. The fire broke out around 10:40pm on Wednesday at a chemical warehouse on the ground floor of a building named Razzak Bhaban. The flames then quickly spread through several other buildings nearby.
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