Fast-moving fire kills 78 people in Bangladesh

Bangladesh fire

A fast-moving fire has killed at least 78 people when it swept through a historic district of Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka.

The blaze broke out yesterday night in a residential building that had flammable chemicals stored on one floor. It then quickly spread to nearby buildings.

According to Director General of the Fire Service and Civil Defence Brig Gen Ali Ahmed Khan, It started at a chemical warehouse on the ground floor of the building and then raced through three other buildings

Deputy commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police Ibrahim Khan said Victims included people outside the buildings, some guests at a restaurant and members of a bridal party.