Deadly Blaze

  • Photographer
    K M Asad
  • Prize
    1st Place / Deeper Perspective, 1st Place / Deeper Perspective/Deeper Perspective
  • Date of Photograph
    2017 to 2019

In the chaotic city of Dhaka, home to millions, the absence of building regulations and fire prevention measures leads to highly dangerous situations. Fires are a regular occurrence, and are difficult to bring under control because of the lack of the right apparatus and training. As a result, homes, belongings and lives are lost. Corrupt officials who ignore building codes, and businessmen who avoid fire safety have both home and workspaces bring death. Factory fires and the Rana Plaza garments building collapse have killed more than 1700 garment workers 2005 and 2013.

Story

In the chaotic city of Dhaka, home to millions, the absence of building regulations and fire prevention measures leads to highly dangerous situations. Fires are a regular occurrence, and are difficult to bring under control because of the lack of the right apparatus and training. As a result, homes, belongings and lives are lost. At least 69 people were reported dead in the deadly blaze that broke out in a building on a shabby alleyway in Chawkbazar, Old Dhaka 2019. Within minutes, the toll climbed to 67. Almost 5 hours later the firefighters brought the blaze under control. This fire make big because of the chemical business in Old Dhaka has been a family business run middle in the residential area. Just after a month the Chawkbazar fire, again the deadly blaze hit Bangladesh’s congested capital city of Dhaka tore through the 22-story FR Tower 2019 in Banani. Corrupt officials who ignore building codes, and businessmen who avoid fire safety have both home and workspaces bring death. As the city has grown too quickly, lack of fire safety precaution is everywhere. But the impact is most visible in the Bangladesh every sector. Factory fires and the Rana Plaza garments building collapse have killed more than 1700 garment workers 2005 and 2013. But global headlines came with the horrific fire at Tazreen Fashion factory in November 2012. At least 117 people were confirmed dead in the fire making it the deadliest factory fire in the nation's history.

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