POST TIME: 11 March, 2020 11:02:40 AM / LAST MODIFIED: 11 March, 2020 04:59:40 PM
Mirpur slum fire under control
Independent Online Desk

Mirpur slum fire under control

Smoke was seen billowing out of Rupnagar Slum.

Several hundreds of shanties were gutted as the devastating fire that broke out at a slum in Rupnagar area of Mirpur in the capital this morning.

A total of 25 units of firefighters brought the blaze under control at around 12:50pm, over three hours after it originated at the slum around 9:45am on Wednesday morning and soon engulfed the shanties there, sources said 

The fire-fighting units are still on the spot and working to douse the blaze. The reason behind the fire could not be known immediately.




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