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Dhaka slum fire guts 150 shanties

| Updated: February 22, 2021 16:26:04


Dhaka slum fire guts 150 shanties

Around 150 shanties were burned down after a fire broke out in Maniknagar area of Dhaka on Sunday.

The fire occurred around 3:20 pm at a tin-shed house in Cumilla Potti, said Lima Khanam, Duty Officer of Fire Service and Civil Defence Headquarters, reports UNB.

Seven firefighting units brought the fire under control at around 4:45 pm, said Lima Khanam, duty officer of Fire Service and Civil Defence Headquarters.

Firefighters managed to extinguished the flame at 6:10 pm, she added.

The cause of the fire could not be known immediately, Lima said.

No casualty was reported, said Pronoy Kumar, officer-in-charge of Mugda Police Station.

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