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Foreign Minister sends condolences over Dhaka fire

Fathmath Shaahunaz
21 August 2019, MVT 09:43
A Bangladeshi man tries to extinguish a fire as a fire blazes in a slum in Dhaka on August 16, 2019. At least 1,000 shanties were gutted as the devastating fire that broke out at Chalantika slum in Dhaka’s Mirpur. MUNIR UZ ZAMAN / AFP
Fathmath Shaahunaz
21 August 2019, MVT 09:43

Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulla Shahid extended condolences to his counterpart in Bangladesh, Dr. A.K. Abdul Momen, MP, following the fire in Dhaka’s Mirpur neighbourhood late Friday.

In his message, the minister stated that he was deeply saddened by the news and extended sympathy to the government and people of Bangladesh, and commiserations to the affected families.

"I wish for swift and successful recovery efforts for those who are directly affected by this tragedy", he said.

According to foreign media reports, the massive fire burnt through hundred of shanties in the neighbourhood while most residents were away to celebrate Eid al-Adha. Although no casualties were reported, the fire left thousands of people homeless and several injured. The cause of the fire is yet unknown.

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