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Fire guts 108 shanties in Chittagong

  • Published at 07:03 pm February 10th, 2019
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On getting information, nine vehicles of three fire-fighting units reached the spot and brought the blaze under control, after three hours of frantic effort, around 1pm

A devastating fire gutted around 108 shanties of three slums at Rail Gate area in Chittagong on Saturday night. 

Witnesses said the fire originated from an electric short circuit in one of the slums in the area around 10pm, and swiftly spread over to two adjacent slums, engulfing around 108 shanties.

On getting information, nine vehicles of three fire-fighting units reached the spot and brought the blaze under control, after three hours of frantic effort, around 1pm.

Fire service sources said the loss from the fire was estimated to be around Tk5 lakh, while properties worth Tk20 lakh were saved.