DHAKA (Reuters) – Lighter fuel, deodorant cans and drums full of chemicals stored in a residential building in the Bangladeshi capital fueled a blaze this week that killed at least 70 people and injured more than 50, a senior fire official said on Friday.
“We found hundreds of cans of deodorants, lighter refueling fuel, plastic substances, electronic items and drums containing chemicals,” said Julfikar Rahman, director of Fire Services and Civil Defense, who visited the site on Friday.
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“These are highly flammable so when the fire came in contact with these goods the fire spread rapidly,” Rahman told Reuters.
The city’s worst fire since 2012 broke out late on Wednesday in a five-storey building before spreading to others in the Chawkbazar precinct, parts...
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