Massive fire tears through slums in Bangladesh Capital

Slums in Bangladesh’s capital were hit by a massive fire, reported at first as leaving around 50,000 people homeless. This was later downgraded to 10,000. The fire occurred last Friday (16th Aug) in the Dhaka’s Mirpur neighbourhood and destroyed 15,000 homes. No deaths have…

Hampshire firefighter tackles fatal fires in Bangladesh

A highly-skilled Hampshire firefighter has travelled to Bangladesh to help prevent the scourge of fatal fires that is sweeping the refugee camp – which shelter almost a million people. Fire Protection Officer Richard North flew out this week and will be returning…

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