Govt forms 5-member committee to probe into Chawkbazar fire

United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Published: 11:33, Feb 22,2019 | Updated: 15:29, Feb 23,2019

 
 
Chawk Bazar tragedy

The building named ‘Wahid Mansion’ is damaged totally in the fire. It housed a number of chemical warehouses. The walls of the building goes off in the chemical drum blasts. — UNB photo

The Ministry of Home Affairs has formed a 5-member committee to investigate into the Chawkbazar fire incident that left 70 people dead.

Headed by additional secretary of Security Service Division of the ministry the committee was asked to submit its report with recommendations within seven working days after proper investigation, said an official release on Friday.

At least 70 people were killed and around 55 others injured in a devastating fire that broke out at a chemical warehouse and raged through four other adjacent buildings in the city’s Chawkbazar area on Wednesday night.

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