Bandarban fire guts 170 houses

Published: August 11, 2018 17:03:48 | Updated: August 12, 2018 11:24:50

At least 170 houses were gutted in a fire that broke out at Maddampara in Bandarban district on Saturday.

The fire originated from the kitchen of a house around 12 pm and it soon engulfed the adjoining ones, reports UNB.

Three fire-fighting units and locals with the help of police and army brought the fire under control after one and half an hours.

At least seven people, including two army men, were injured while putting out the fire, said Lt Col Mohammad Amin, commander of Bandarban Sadar zone army.

The injured were taken to local army hospital for treatment, he added.

At last 115 families, mostly ethnic minorities, lost their dwelling houses in the devastating fire, witnesses said.

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