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Surgical strikes hero Hooda to head Cong panel on national security vision        Pak fires unprovoked along LoC in Poonch; Army retaliates        At least 81 die in Dhaka fire        Pakistan bans Hafiz Saeed-led JuD and its charity wing FIF By Sajjad Hussain        Back stifness forces Hardik Pandya to miss entire Oz series        MUMBAI With 147 in 55 balls, Iyer hits highest T20 score by an Indian        Saudi Arabia increases India''s Haj quota to 2 lakh after Modi-Salman talks        SC collegium transfers high court judges        Security of 18 separatists, 155 political leaders withdrawn        Crown Prince orders release of 850 Indian prisoners from Saudi jails        Putin says Russia to take measures if US deploys missiles        Jadhav''s death sentence based on ''extracted confession'', should be annulled: India tells ICJ        Israel strikes on Gaza arson balloons launchers, no injuries reported        Taylor surpasses Fleming becomes highest ODI scorer for NZ        ICC keeping a close watch on India-Pakistan situation ahead of WC        Vivo unveils V15Pro with Industry-first 32 MP pop-up selfie camera        Tripura gets Rs 85 crore Mega Food Park        India, Saudi Arabia ink MoUs for cooperation in tourism, broadcasting        Bernie Sanders enters 2020 US presidential race : Reports        Sixteen states sue Trump over border wall emergency        
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At least 81 die in Dhaka fire
 
Dhaka, Fenb 21 (UNI): At least 80 people on Thursday died after a massive fire engulfed apartment buildings that also housed chemical warehouses in the old city of Bangladesh capital Dhaka. Forensic doctors at state-run Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) said they so far counted 68 bodies, but the toll could be higher as the counting process was still underway simultaneously with autopsy.

?We are yet to open all the body-bags (containing copses) and one bag could contain more than one body as it was found so far,? said head of the DMCH''s forensic department Prof Dr Sohel Mahmud. Mahmud, however, feared the toll to rise as many wounded were being treated at the facility with critical burn injuries. The rescue campaign was wrapped up as fire fighters after nearly 14 hours of efforts doused the blaze and retrieved the bodies. They also rescued scores from the scene as many of the victims were trapped inside the buildings.

The fire broke out in a mixed-use building at 2340 (local time) on Wednesday, when many residents were sleeping. It started at a chemical warehouse on the ground floor and then raced through three other buildings, officials say. Many people were trapped, unable to escape the flames. Witnesses and police said gas explosions helped fuel the blaze.


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NATIONAL NEWS
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