AP Photos: Historic Bangladesh district razed by deadly fire

AP Photos: Historic Bangladesh district razed by deadly fire Photo: AP

February 21, 2019 06:21 PM

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Charred buildings and vehicles are all that remain of sections of a centuries-old shopping district in Bangladesh's capital, where a late-night fire raced through narrow alleys packed with residences, shops, restaurants and warehouses and killed dozens of people.

As the flames lit up the night, firefighters frantically doused the buildings in Dhaka's Chawkbazar area with water.

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Once morning broke and the blaze was under control, the search for the dead began.

At least 67 deaths have been confirmed and some of the dozens injured suffered critical burns.

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