Bangladesh fires - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Bangladesh fires


10,000 left homeless after fire razes Bangladesh slum

Aug 18, 2019 - 3:16 PM

The fire breaks out in Dhaka's Mirpur neighbourhood late on Friday, razing around 2,000 mostly tin shacks, fire services official Ershad Hossain says

FIRE. A Bangladeshi man tries to extinguish a fire as it blazes through a slum in Dhaka on August 16, 2019. Photo by Munir Uz Zaman/AFP

Bangladesh high-rise inferno death toll rises to 25

Mar 29, 2019 - 8:17 PM

Following the fire, authorities have ordered a probe into claims that the building lacked fire equipment, its fire exits were inadequate and it had been illegally extended

AFTERMATH. A Bangladeshi forensic expert looks on as he works at the scene of the burnt building in Dhaka on March 29, 2019, a day after flames tore through the 22-storey FR Tower. Photo by Munir Uz Zaman/AFP

Inferno kills at least 70 in Dhaka apartment blocks

Feb 21, 2019 - 3:05 PM

It started in one building where chemicals for deodorants and other household uses were illegally stored and spread at lightning speed to 4 nearby buildings, the fire service says

DHAKA FIRE. Flames and smoke rise from building after a fire broke out in an old part of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on February 21, 2019. Photo by AFP