Bangladesh mourns 117 killed in blaze

June 5, 2010 16:42

DHAKA, Bangladesh — Flags in Bangladesh were lowered to half-staff Saturday as the country mourned 117 people killed in a massive fire.

The country's deadliest blaze in recent memory broke out Thursday night in the narrow alleys of the old section of Dhaka, when an electrical transformer exploded soon after a rainstorm swept the city. About 100 others were injured.

As of Friday, a total of 117 bodies had been found.

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