19 October 2019

Fire burns down 100 shanties, 8 shops in Chattogram


At least 100 shanties and eight shops were gutted in a fire at Chaktai Bhera Market in Bakolia area of Chattogram city on Thursday morning, UNB reports.

The fire broke out at 9:30am and spread rapidly, said Jashim Uddin, deputy assistant director of Fire Service and Civil Defense.

Fifteen firefighting units went to the spot and extinguished the blaze after two and a half an hours of frantic efforts, he said.

The cause of the fire and extent of damage could not be ascertained immediately.

The local administration has formed a five-member committee to investigate the incident. It has been asked to submit a report within five working days.

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