Dhaka, Friday   22 February 2019

Chawkbazar tragedy: special prayer to offer today 

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 10:27 AM, 22 February 2019  

Photo: Daily Bangladesh

Photo: Daily Bangladesh

State Minister for Religious Affairs Sheikh Md Abdullah requested to hold a special prayer after the Jumma on all the mosques of the country on Friday for the salvation of the souls of the dead in Chawkbazar fire. 

On Thursday night, he requested this through a notification from the Ministry of Religions.

Out of 67 people killed in the fire, 45 bodies were identified and handed over to their relatives. 

A fire broke out at Wahed Mansion near Churihatta Shahi Mosque in Chawkbazar of Old Dhaka on Wednesday night. The fire spread rapidly as the residential building contains chemical godowns. At least 67 people, including women and children, were killed in this incident.