Update February 24, 2016

Dhaka 3-53 pm, 17-January, 2021

Book Fair shut for Wednesday

Sumel Sarker

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Book Fair shut for Wednesday

24 February 2016, Nirapad News: The ongoing Ekushey Book Fair will remain closed on Wednesday (February 24) due to inclement weather.

Academy’s public relations officer Pias Majid informed the matter to banglanews.

Earlier in the day, hailstorm that lashed different areas of Dhaka city made huge damage in several book stalls at the fair faced.

Moreover, premises of Suhrawardi Udyan part of the month-long fair also were submerged with ankle-deep water. The Bangla Academy premises have also become muddy.

In these circumstances, there was uncertainty over opening the fair on Wednesday afternoon.

Later, the Bangla Academy, the organizer of the fair, declared the book fair shut down temporarily.

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