At least 40 shops were gutted in a fire that broke out at Raiganj Bazar in Cumilla in the early hours of Sunday.
Alamgir Hossain, senior assistant station manager of Cumilla Fire Service and Civil Defence, said the fire broke out at around 2:45am.
Being informed, six firefighting units from Cumilla, Chandina, Sadar Dakhshin and EPZ stations rushed in and doused the fire after three-hour frantic efforts.
The owners of the gutted shops claimed that the extent of loss caused by the fire could go up to Tk 50 million as they kept their cash inside their shops due to two-day bank holiday, UNB reported.
However, the reason behind the fire could not be known immediately.
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