100 shanties gutted in Korail slum fire

Dhaka,  Sat,  23 September 2017
Published : 16 Mar 2017, 09:45:23

100 shanties gutted in Korail slum fire

Some 100 shanties were gutted in a fire that broke out at Korail slum in capital's Mohakhali area early Thursday.

No casualty was reported till the filing of this report around 8:30am, reports UNB.

Mizanur Rahman, duty officer of Fire Service Control Room, said the fire broke out at a shanty around 2:50am and spread soon.

Receiving information, 18 firefighting units rushed in and brought the blaze under control around 7:15am.

Debashish Bhadra, deputy director (operation) of Fire Service Headquarters, said a three-member probe committee headed by Abdul Mannan, deputy director (Department) of Fire Service Headquarters, was formed to look into the fire incident.

The cause of the fire could not be known yet.
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