A flammable material stored in one of the houses of a grand multi-storied residential structure caught fire which spread like a bullet as a live wire across the entire series of buildings in contingency.
Chawk Bazar is a historically important zone and is heavily armed with people.
Chawk Bazar district is pretty much primitive in design. Large towering residential complexes, which aren’t up to the mark when it comes to safety measures, are held close to each other so the intensity of any emergency situation or a calamity is higher and much more detrimental.
The blaze broke through the thick and thins of the region after one of the cylinders exploded, caught fire overnight and resulted in the loss of more than 70 lives.
The witnesses said that an explosion in the chemical warehouse on the ground floor could have been the cause, but the exact reason is still yet to be identified.
One of the witnesses said that more than 25 of his family members and friends are missing, which are still yet to be located as alive or dead.
The fire encompassed the nearby shops and restaurants inciting more panic and people were running around in disarray.
A hospital source has confirmed the death of 78 people, most of which are burnt to ashes nearly and are unidentifiable.
Prime Minister, Sheikh Haseena Wajid, has lamented grief and sorrow over such a tragic incident.
The Chawk Bazar has a long history, dating back to the reign of Mughal Dynasty, some 400 years ago.
Mughals ruled the Indian subcontinent for over a hundred years, lost their pride and power over a span and gave to colonial regimes.
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