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Published: 15:13, 4 April 2023
Update: 15:14, 4 April 2023

Bongo Bazar fire in international media

Several markets near the capital's Bongo Bazar area were burnt in the terrible fire of the memorial. Bangabazar has become a lot of ruins in the fire. This market is one of the main wholesale cloth market in Bangladesh.

The fire was reported around 6:10 am on Tuesday (April 4). Since then, the fire was brought under control at around 12:36 PM after about six and a half hours of effort. The incident of this terrible fire has been covered by major international news agencies and newspapers including Reuters, AP, Al Jazeera, The Guardian and CGTN, Deccan Herald, Al Arabiya News, Arab News, Hindustan Times.

Apart from these media, the news of this fire in the Bongo Bazar area of the capital Dhaka is being disseminated very seriously in different media of the world. Immediately after the accident, the news of the incident was broadcasted in various international media.

According to the press, an official of the control room of the fire service said that the information about the fire was received at 6:10 am on Tuesday. But it was not immediately known how exactly the fire started.

The traders of Bongo Bazar say that there are more than four thousand shops. Basically, Bongo Bazar is one of the main and well-known markets of Bangladesh for wholesale and retail clothes.

Meanwhile, after learning about the fire incident, all the fire service units of Dhaka and surrounding districts started extinguishing the fire there. At one stage, 50 units of fire service were engaged in extinguishing the fire.

Various units of the armed forces, including the Army, Air Force and Navy, took part in the fire fighting. As the fire was burning for a long time, it is reported that the fire spread to some markets in and around Bongo Bazar .

According to a notification of the Directorate of Inter-Services Public Relations, a joint support team of the army has been sent to control the fire. A Bangladesh Air Force helicopter has also been sent to the spot.

Al Jazeera, a Qatar-based media outlet, reported that the fire broke out at Bangabazar Market in Dhaka at 6:10 am on Tuesday. But there were no immediate reports of casualties, local fire service official Rafi Al Farooq told The Associated Press news agency by telephone. Later, however, at least 5 people of the fire service were reported to have been injured.

According to the media, garments manufactured in Dhaka garment factories for western fashion brands such as Tommy Hilfiger but which fail to meet export standards are sold in Bangabazar, making the fire-hit market a popular destination for everyone.

According to the international media, many commercial places in Bangladesh have frequent fires due to poor monitoring and lack of proper fire safety measures. But Bangladesh's garment industry has developed significantly in the last decade.

Although this industry in Bangladesh has faced major disasters many times in the past, including devastating fires.

According to Reuters, hundreds of deaths have occurred in Bangladesh in recent years due to weak policies and their lack of enforcement in various industrial fires.

In addition, the news agency Associated Press (AP), the British newspaper The Guardian, the Indian newspaper Times of India, Al Arab News, Arab News, Business Recorder and many other media have published similar news.

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