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A devastating fire raced through a clothing market in Bangladesh's capital on Monday, leaving at least 83 people dead and dozens injured.
The blaze broke out in the early hours of the morning at the five-story market in Dhaka, the country's largest city. Hundreds of firefighters worked to contain the inferno, but the flames quickly spread to other buildings in the area.
At least 83 people were killed and more than 70 were injured, according to the Dhaka Fire Service and Civil Defence. Most of those killed were trapped on the upper floors of the building, the fire department said.
It is not yet clear what caused the fire. However, local media reported that the building did not have proper fire safety measures in place.
The tragedy is the latest in a string of building fires in Bangladesh, where safety regulations are often not enforced. Last year, a fire at a garment factory in Dhaka killed at least 10 people.
The fire has put a spotlight on the issue of safety in Bangladesh, a country where building regulations are often not enforced. The government has ordered an investigation into the matter, and the prime minister has ordered officials to ensure that safety standards are met.
The government has also announced that it will provide financial assistance to the families of those killed or injured in the fire.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Bangladesh during this difficult time.