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Fire in Bangladesh capital kills at least 70
2019-02-21 10:13:24

A fast-moving fire killed at least 70 when it swept through a historic district of Bangladesh's capital Dhaka, the BBC reports. 

The blaze broke out Wednesday night in a residential building that had flammable chemicals stored on one floor. It then quickly spread to nearby buildings.

Members of a bridal party are thought to be among the victims.

The centuries-old Chawkbazar district has very narrow streets and residential buildings only inches apart.

The fire broke out at 23:40 local time (17:40 GMT) on Wednesday, Bangladesh police said.

It started at a chemical warehouse on the ground floor of the building and then raced through three other buildings.