DNCC market lacked fire suppression system: Mayor

Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Atiqul Islam said that no fire suppression system was installed at the Gulshan -1 DNCC Market which gutted in a devastating fire on Saturday.

He made the comment after visiting the scene of the incident around 8:10am.

“When this market caught fire on January 3, 2017, there was no fire suppression system installed, and as history repeated itself, the market still did not have that system,” said the Mayor.

The Mayor said DNCC will make a serious effort to resolve the legal issues and build a permanent DNCC market, which would feature a modern fire suppression system and other amenities.

The city corporation will launch its scrutiny to ensure that all markets, shops and shopping centres have fire suppression systems installed, we will take legal action against shop owners and their associations if evidence of negligence is found in this matter, he added.

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