The fire continued despite the efforts of 18 fire-fighting units
At this point, it seems futile to even ask the question of whether we truly value human life, as yet another fire devastates a factory in Narayanganj.
The fire, which broke out around 5pm on Thursday at a Shezan juice factory, is perhaps the culmination of a culture of recklessness and impunity which has ensured that we as a nation never learn.
There is no confirmation yet of how it began, thanks to the relentless nature of the flames which engulfed the factory floors -- no doubt fuelled by a plethora of factory chemicals.
What is perhaps even more concerning, is the fact that the fire continued despite the efforts of 18 fire-fighting units for close to a day, showing just how unprepared we are to fight disasters of this scale.