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POST TIME: 20 June, 2019 10:28:25 PM
Fire at Ctg shanties
UNB, Chattogram

Fire at Ctg shanties

Firefighters engage in dousing fire at Chaktai Bhera Market in Bakolia area of Chattogram city yesterday morning. Focus Bangla photo

At least 100 shanties and eight shops were gutted in a fire at Chaktai Bhera Market in Bakolia area of the city yesterday morning. The fire broke out at 9:30am and spread rapidly, said Jashim Uddin, deputy assistant director of Fire Service and Civil Defense.

Fifteen firefighting units went to the spot and extinguished the blaze after two and a half an hours of frantic efforts, he said. The cause of the fire and extent of damage could not be ascertained immediately.

The local administration has formed a five-member committee to investigate the incident. It has been asked to submit a report within five working days.