Fire at Karwan Bazar slum kills woman and child, DNCC offers Tk5000 to each family

  • January 13, 2024

Firefighters found the burnt bodies of a woman and a child after a fire caught on at Mollabari slum in Dhaka’s Karwan Bazar in Saturday morning. Around 300 homes were burned down in the fire that broke out in the slum next to the Bangladesh Film Development Corporation (FDC) premises, reports UNB.

Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) has announced financial help of Tk 5,000 to each family affected by the fire that broke out at Karwan Bazar.

DNCC Mayor Md Atiqul Islam said those with special needs will be getting Tk 10,000 per person.

Talking to reporters, the Dhaka North mayor said, “This is a privately owned slum where low-income people live. When I came here, I saw that almost all the homes were burnt down in the fire. Enough blankets will be provided for them. Dry food and blankets have already been arranged by the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief. Dhaka North City Corporation will give financial assistance to all the people affected.”