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Sunday, August 18, 2019

A massive fire has swept through a slum in the capital of Bangladesh, Dhaka, leaving 50,000 people homeless About 15,000 homes were destroyed in the Chalantika slum late on Friday. Many homes had plastic roofs, which helped the flames to spread. No deaths have been reported, although several people were injured.

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What a disaster.

#1 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-08-18 12:07 AM | Reply

There is no word on the cause of the fire.

Don't know about Bengal but in India such fires are often set deliberately to clear the land for property developers.

Probably the same thing happened seeing how culturally similar Bengal and India are.

#2 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-08-18 01:38 AM | Reply

#2 The Cleansing.

I saw my first shantytown in Grenada in 1983. Houses were made of wooden palettes and whatever washed up on the beach.

Roofs were made of broken down porta-potties.

#3 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-08-18 01:50 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Property damage estimates ranging as high as the tens of dollars.

#4 | Posted by visitor_ at 2019-08-18 12:55 PM | Reply

Property damage estimates

There is no property damage simply because people in slums are squatters. They don't own their land or the "house" they live in. How can you have property damage without property rights?

#5 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-08-18 01:05 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

In fact they have negative property value. They ruin the value of the land and property prices around that land.

Which is a great motivation for someone to buy the land super cheap and then set fire to drive them all out, INCREASING the land value.

So property damage has not happened... rather the opposite.

That's Capitalism for you... weird ain't it?

#6 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-08-18 01:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Trumps probably eyeing parts of Baltimore right about now.

#7 | Posted by zelkova at 2019-08-18 01:20 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Did the bloated------------ offer to send rakes?

#8 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2019-08-18 02:37 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Pardon our dust, we are just making room for yet another corporate office complex to bring in much needed jobs for....(Fill in the Blank)

Now get out, before we burn you out...

#9 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-08-18 08:43 PM | Reply

After at least 10 brothels were destroyed, sales of ------, rubbers and panties were brisk.

#10 | Posted by LesWit at 2019-08-19 12:54 AM | Reply

I wonder how many lots of designer outfits and raw textiles were lost?

There goes Hillary's purple pants suits.

#11 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2019-08-19 04:47 PM | Reply

In fact they have negative property value. They ruin the value of the land and property prices around that land.
Which is a great motivation for someone to buy the land super cheap and then set fire to drive them all out, INCREASING the land value.
So property damage has not happened... rather the opposite.
That's Capitalism for you... weird ain't it?
#6 | POSTED BY J_TREMAIN AT 2019-08-18 01:15 PM | FLAG: | NEWSWORTHY 1

No, that's sociopathy and greed.. okay "capitalism", and yes, it's horrible and weird.

#12 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2019-08-19 10:15 PM | Reply

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