A fire broke out in Maniknagar’s Cumilla Patti in Dhaka burning down around a hundred houses, reports bdnews24.com.
Lima Khanam, an official of the fire department’s control room, said they received information of the fire around 3:20pm on Sunday.
Nine units of fire service brought the flames under control around 4:45pm.
Mugda Police OC Pralay Kumar Saha said most of the 100 tin-shed houses in the area caught fire.
“Several landowners built makeshift houses similar to those of slums beside Cumilla Patti graveyard. Most of them were burned down. But we are yet to receive information of casualties,” Saha said.
Authorities could not immediately provide an estimate of the financial losses caused by the fire.