At least 70 people have died and dozens more have been injured in a warehouse fire in the Bangladesh capital, Dhaka.
It is feared the number of dead could climb further as firefighters continue to search through the wreckage for more victims.Sponsored link
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The blaze broke out in the four-storey building on Wednesday night in the Chawkbazar area of Old Dhaka and quickly spread to four neighbouring properties.
Mahfuz Riben, from Dhaka Fire Service and Civil Defence, said: “Our teams are working there but many of the recovered bodies are beyond recognition.
“Our people are using body bags to send them to the hospital morgue, this is a very difficult situation.”
At least 50 people were taken to hospital, some in a critical condition.
Samanta Lal Sen, head of a burns unit at Dhaka Medical College Hospital, said at least nine of the critically injured people were being treated in his unit.