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Death toll rises after fire in Bangladesh

– so far we have found 70 dead. The number can increase further as we continue to look, " says Julfikar Rahman from the fire department. It is believed that

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Death toll rises after fire in Bangladesh

– so far we have found 70 dead. The number can increase further as we continue to look, " says Julfikar Rahman from the fire department.

It is believed that the fire may have started in a gas and then spread in great speed through the building where flammable substances were stored. It then continued on to the surrounding houses, which also delivs were used as a warehouse for flammable substances.

the fire out in an area of town with very narrow streets that were blocked, so that the people could not escape the flames.

Photo: Munir Uz Zaman/AFP

the Fire started at 22.40 on Wednesday night, local time (the clock 17.40 ms Swedish time). Over 200 brandbekämpare have participated in fighting the fire. The firemen had problems with water availability and had to pull hybrid line none from a nearby mosque.

According to the police, tens of people injured and taken to hospital.

in Dhaka in 2010 were killed 120 people. After the fire took the authorities in Dhaka to crack down on the chemical layer inside the densely populated parts of the city, but the operation has in recent years been suspended.

Wednesday's fire will likely bring the debate about the lax management of byggsäkerhetsbestämmelser in Bangladesh, where accidents kill hundreds every year

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