Fire hits Chittagong rice market

Dhaka,  Wed,  20 September 2017
Published : 06 Aug 2017, 13:24:15 | Updated : 06 Aug 2017, 14:09:34

Fire hits Chittagong rice market

FE Online Desk
A fierce fire broke out at the Chaktai wholesale rice market locally known as Chalpotti in Chittagong in the early hours of Sunday. 

The market caught fire around 3am and fire fighting units managed to put out the flames around 11:30am. 

Omar Azam, general secretary of Chittagong Rice Traders Association, said at least 12 market installations, including some rice shops and warehouses, were burnt down and three rice mills damaged in the fire.

The rice traders' leader added that it could have been doused much before such damage if firefighters had responded quickly. 
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