Fire rips through buildings in Bangladesh, killing at least 56

At least 56 people have died in a huge fire that tore through residential buildings also used as chemical warehouses in an old part of the Bangladeshi capital, a fire official said on Thursday.Dozens of people were trapped in the buildings, unable to escape onto narrow streets clogged with traffic, as the highly-combustible stores of chemicals, body sprays and plastic granules erupted in flames.Bangladesh’s fire service chief Ali Ahmed said the death toll was expected to rise. “The number of…