11 dead after fire rips through Bangladeshi slum
People gather around the wreckage of fire damaged rickshaws in a slum in Dhaka that left at least 11 dead.
November 18th, 2012
09:35 PM ET

11 dead after fire rips through Bangladeshi slum

A fire swept through a shantytown in Bangladesh's capital on Sunday, killing at least 11 people, police and officials said. All the dead were children and women.

Authorities said the blaze burned some 700 closely packed thatched houses to the ground in the Hazaribagh area of Dhaka, rendering several thousand poor people homeless.

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  1. s kel


    November 18, 2012 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Bayousara

    It is hard for me to accept that human beings can or have to live in such squalor. More like rats at dumps than people. There are so mahy countries that need to make birth control available for free and to teach women how they can improve the quality of their lives and the lives of their families by not having so many children. Where are the Christians who want to restrict birth control to every one on earth? Why aren't they in these poor countries trying to help them? I don't mean just a few people to help, I mean thousands. I read that by 2050 our world will be so crowded for habitable space that that will be the main reason for wars.

    November 19, 2012 at 1:16 am | Report abuse |
  3. Benn

    I really feel bad for these people. It's a shame anyone has to live like they do. Alot of people have tried to help the Bangladeshis and Haitians. It does seem birth control (and alot of it) would probably be their best help.

    November 19, 2012 at 7:50 am | Report abuse |
  4. Rascal Rabble

    typical utterances of a whyite, rednx, elistists, circulators of margaret sanger's and melinda gates' stupidity...how come you don't apply those same principle to manhattan or new york where people are stacked on top one another like sardines...too bad we don't have anything to contracept your ignorance before
    you open your mouth...

    November 19, 2012 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  5. Rascal Rabble

    i believe the opinions were regarding population control not housing...so you're saying one-room "shanty people" shouldn't have babies...

    November 19, 2012 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Rascal Rabble

    was not my comparison...I was comparing highly populated areas where in one place its population count is embraced and celebrated and the other is viewed with disdain and condemned...

    November 19, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  7. banasy©

    Oh, is *that* what you were doing?
    And here it appeared you were comparing apples to oranges.
    Perhaps they should have built those thatched huts UP.
    All would have been well, then, no?

    November 19, 2012 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |