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Photos: 70 killed, 40 hurt in Dhaka apartment fire

Photos: 70 killed, 40 hurt in Dhaka apartment fire
Firefighters try to extinguish a fire in Dhaka on February 21, 2019. - At least 69 people have died in a huge blaze that tore through apartment buildings also used as chemical warehouses in an old part of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, fire officials said on February 21. (Photo by Munir UZ ZAMAN / AFP)

Dhaka: As many as 70 people, including women and children, were killed and 40 injured in a massive fire that tore through apartment buildings and chemical warehouses in the old part of Bangladesh capital Dhaka, officials said.

“At least 70 people have died in the incident,” said the Bangladesh capital’s fire service spokesman Kamrul Hasan.

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