Nation mourning Ashulia-Ctg tragedy

Someone hoists a black flag for expressing grief on the National Mourning Day for the Ashulia fire victims on Tuesday. Photo: Palash Khan.

The nation is observing mourning day on Tuesday, paying homage to the people killed in garment factory fire in Ashulia and flyover collapse in Chittagong.

National flags have been hoisted half-mast at all the government and non-government offices to mark the day.

The government on Monday made the announcement to observe the day at a weekly cabinet meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.

It also announced a day off for all ready-made garment factories across the country for Tuesday.

At least 111 people were killed and 100 injured in a devastating fire at Tazreen Fashion Ltd at Nischintapur on the capital’s suburb Ashulia on Saturday.

On the other hand, 12 people were killed and 15 injured when the concrete girders of an under-construction flyover at Bahaddarhat in Chittagong collapsed on a kitchen market on Saturday.

Source: The Daily Star

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