2019-02-21: Dozens of people were killed in a major fire in Old Dhaka on Wednesday evening (20 February, local time). Over one hundred people were injured. The number of casualties is expected to rise. The fire erupted in an apartment building in the Chawkbazar area which was also used as chemical warehouse. It spread to multiple surrounding buildings. Protests are possible in connection to the incident.
Travellers should avoid the affected area and follow instructions from authorities.
AFP, Dhaka Tribune