PM allocates money for Ashulia-Ctg victims

This November 25 photo shows fire service men tried to extinguish the blaze at Tazreen Fashions Ltd at Nishchintapur on the capital’s outskirts Ashulia. 

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday allocated Tk 2 lakh for each of the families of the identified people killed in a garment factory fire in Ashulia and flyover collapse in Chittagong.

Each of those wounded in Saturday’s Ashulia fire will receive Tk 50,000, PM’s Special Assistant for media Mahbubul Haque Shakil told The Daily Star.

The prime minister on Friday approved the allocation from her special fund.

Earlier on Saturday, 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 the other hand, 12 people were killed and 15 injured when three concrete girders of a flyover under construction at Bahaddarhat in Chittagong collapsed on a makeshift kitchen market on the same day.

Source: The Daily Star