Firefighters try to douse a fire in Bangladesh's capital. The blaze raced through buildings in an old part of Dhaka on Wednesday, February 20.
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Deadly blaze in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Updated 7:12 AM ET, Fri February 22, 2019

Firefighters try to douse a fire in Bangladesh's capital. The blaze raced through buildings in an old part of Dhaka on Wednesday, February 20.
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Dozens of people have been killed and injured after a fire tore through apartment buildings and chemical warehouses in a historic district in Bangladesh's capital of Dhaka.

The blaze broke out Wednesday, February 20, in the Chawkbazar area, a district in old Dhaka with sprawling narrow streets and densely packed buildings. It quickly spread, engulfing a restaurant and five buildings, a Dhaka police official said.

The South Asian country has a history of fatal building fires, e