Chawkbazar fire death toll rises to 70 as another victim dies

Another victim who was critically injured in the Chawkbazar fire has succumbed to his injuries raising the death toll of the horrifying incident to 70.

The deceased is Rezaul (21) who died at the burn unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) at 1am on Friday.

DMCH police camp in-charge Inspector Bachchu Mia confirmed the news of his death.

Earlier, two victims – Sohag (22), and Anwar Hossain (55) – succumbed to their injuries on February 25 and February 26.

The fire, breaking out at a chemical warehouse on February 20, spread through four nearby buildings at Chawkbazar.

Firefighters had recovered 67 bodies from the spot.

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