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Bangladesh Fire Kills At Least 70 People

The blaze swept through several buildings in Dhaka's centuries-old neighborhood of Chawkbazar while many people were asleep.
Rescue personnel carry the body of a fire victim in Dhaka on Thursday. Source: Munir Uz Zaman

A fire raced through the capital of Bangladesh on Wednesday night, killing at least 70 people and injuring dozens.

Fire officials say the blaze began in a partly residential four-story building

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