Eight shops gutted in Comilla fire

Dhaka,  Thu,  17 August 2017
Published : 02 Aug 2017, 10:43:53
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Eight shops gutted in Comilla fire

Eight shops were gutted in a fire that broke out at Syed Ali Manson Market in Chandina upazila of Comilla district early Wednesday.

Fire service officials said the fire might have been originated from an electric short circuit at a shop at 12:15am and it soon engulfed the adjoining shops.

On information, two fire fighting units rushed to the spot and doused the blaze after two hours of frantic efforts, said Comilla Fire Service Station deputy assistant director Farid Uddin.

Two people, including a fireman, were injured while extinguishing the fire, he added.

The affected shops' owners claimed that the extent of losses caused by the fire would be around Tk 3.0 million (Tk 30 lakh); according to UNB.
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