5-member probe committee formed over Karwan Bazar slum fire

Publish: 6:33 PM, January 13, 2024 | Update: 6:33 PM, January 13, 2024

A five-member committee has been formed to probe the fire incident that occurred this morning at Mollabari slum adjacent to FDC gate in the city’s Karwan Bazar area.

Fire Service and Civil Defence Director (operations and maintenance) Lieutenant Colonel Mohammad Tajul Islam Chowdhury will lead the committee.

Other committee members are – Dhaka Division Fire Service and Civil Defence Deputy Director (Member Secretary) Md Saleh Uddin; Assistant Director (Member) Md Anwarul Haque, Deputy Assistant Director of Zone-1(Member) Md Tanharul Islam, Senior Station Officer of Tejgaon Fire Station (Member) Md Nazim Uddin Sarkar.

At least two people were killed and several others injured in the fire. The identities of the deceased could not be known immediately.

According to Fire Service and Civil Defence media cell official Anwarul Islam, 13 fire-fighting units rushed to the spot and doused the blaze around 3.40am, which broke out at around 2:25am.

Lieutenant Colonel Tajul Islam Chowdhury, director (operations and maintenance) of fire service, said they could not find out the actual cause behind the fire.