Multi-Building Fire Kills Dozens In Bangladesh

The fire spread through multiple buildings and chemical warehouses Wednesday night.

Multi-Building Fire Kills Dozens In Bangladesh

A massive multi-building fire in Bangladesh's capital of Dhaka has killed at least 78 people and injured 50 more.

Officials haven't said how the fire started, but it's believed to have ignited when a car exploded Wednesday night, according to CNN. The blaze quickly spread through an apartment building, a restaurant and chemical warehouses.

Dhaka's police commissioner says the fire is under control, but officials are concerned two of the badly damaged buildings could collapse.

The fire is one in a string of deadly blazes in Bangladesh, a country with poor safety measures and structural standards.

In 2016, a fire at a packaging factory killed at least 24 people. A year before that, a fire in a plastic factory killed 13 people. And in 2012 a fire in garment factory killed over 100 people.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.