35 workers among victims of Chawkbazar inferno in Bangladesh

February 27, 2019 in Latest News

There are 25 workers from formal and informal sectors among the deceased while 10 among the injured in the Chawkbazar tragedy of old Dhaka in Bangladesh, as per the report of Ministry of Labour and Employment. Out of the 47 bodies handed over to families, 25 were identified as workers. Among 12 injured, who are undergoing treatment at various hospitals, 10 persons have been identified as workers.

The ministry recommended the authorities concerned to give Tk 1 lakh to each family of the deceased and Tk 50,000 to the injured.

At least 67 people were killed and 12 injured in the fire that broke out at a chemical warehouse in Chawkbazar area of Old Dhaka around 10:45 pm on February 20. Chawkbazar Inferno