Chawkbazar fire: 11 more victims identified thru’ DNA tests


Eleven more victims of last month’s Chawkbazar fire were identified through DNA tests on Wednesday.

The Criminal Investigation Department said nine of them were males and two others females.

The women are Nasrin Jahan and Fatema Johura, CID’s additional DIG Rejaul Haider told reporters at its Malibagh office.

A deadly fire broke out at a chemical warehouse in Chawkbazar on February 20 killing 71 people.

‘Sixty-seven bodies were recovered from the site but 19 of them could not be identified,’ he said. ‘A hand was found on February 23.’

‘DNA samples of 23 persons matched with 11 victims. It will take 10-12 more days to identify the remaining victims,’ the CID officer said.

Haider said they sent the report to the investigation officer of the concerned police station. ‘The officer will hand over the bodies with the court’s permission,’ he added.