Fire guts Moulvibazar market

Published: September 08, 2018 19:37:17 | Updated: September 08, 2018 19:39:16

A numbers of establishments, including factories and shops, were gutted in a fire that broke out at a market in Sherpur Afrozganj area of Moulvibazar on Saturday afternoon.

The fire ensued from an electric short circuit at a foam factory in Hazi Altafur Rahman market around 1:00pm and soon spread to a nearby ice-cream factory, a poultry farm and a crockery house, witnesses said.

On information, three units of firefighters rushed in and doused the flame after one and half hours of fanatic effort, said Md Abdul Hannan, team leader of Moulvibazar Fire Service and Civil Defence Station.

The total loss incurred by the fire may go up around TK 10 million, he added, reports UNB.

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