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Egypt extends condolences to victims of Bangladesh warehouse fire

MENA , Friday 22 Feb 2019
Dhaka fire
Firefighters trying to put the fire in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Thursday (Photo:Reuters)
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Egypt has offered its deep condolences to the victims of a fire that broke out in a chemical warehouse in Bangladesh on Thursday, leaving about 70 people dead and scores others injured.

The Egyptian foreign ministry extended condolences to the families of the victims and wished the injured a speedy recovery in a statement on Friday.

The ministry added that the Egyptian government and people stand by their Bangladeshi counterparts. 

The fast-moving fire killed at least 78 people when it swept through a historic district of Bangladesh's capital Dhaka.

The blaze broke out in a residential building that had flammable chemicals stored on one floor. 

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