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Chawkbazar victims urge govt for financial support

  • Published at 01:32 pm May 20th, 2019
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File Photo: Haji Wahed Mansion at Nanda Kumar Lane in Chawkbazar’s Churihatta area of Old Dhaka on Thursday, February 21, 2019 Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

The families yet to receive donation from Prime Minister's Relief and Welfare Fund

The victims of Chawkbazar fire have sent applications to government bodies to seek  their compensation.

Around 70 were killed and 50 others injured in the Chawkbazar Churihatta fire on February 20. Several houses, and shops were also damaged.

Many families lost their only bread earner, and many suffered financial loss in this fire caused by negligence issues.

Initially, government provided help and support to the victim families, but later all sort of aids became unavailable.

 On March 28, in a public hearing at CIRDAP International Conference Center, Dhaka South City Corporation mayor Sayeed Khokon promised to support the victim families, but failed to keep his word.

On April 2, as assistance to the victims, 37 private banks of Bangladesh donated Tk30 crore to Prime Minister's Relief and Welfare Fund, which is yet to be received by the affected families.

Ahead of Eid, the families have sent applications to the mayor, prime minister's chief secretary, and to the state minister of Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief - to receive financial supports, and share from the donation given to Prime Minister's Relief and Welfare Fund.

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