Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Nation is observing a national day of mourning on Saturday for victims of the fire at Old Dhaka as well as those killed in a building collapse Tuesday night.

The national flag has been hoisted at half-mast at all government, semi-government, autonomous and non-government organizations and buildings since morning on the day.  

Still reeling from the tragic deaths of 25 people in the collapse of a five-story building in the capital Tuesday, the nation was stunned by the second tragedy Thursday night when as many as 117 children, women and men were killed in the massive fire in Old Dhaka.

BBN/SS/SI/AD-05June10-3:36 pm (BST)