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Bangladesh: 200 shanties gutted in Dhaka

Bangladesh: 200 shanties gutted in Dhaka

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 08 Feb 2020, 11:04 am

Dhaka/IBNS: A fire broke out in two slums in Banani area of Bangladesh capital city Dhaka and left at least 200 shanties gutted, media reports said on Saturday.

Rasel Shikder, duty officer of Fire Service and Civil Defense headquarters, told Dhaka Tribune that the fire broke out at Godown slum and Bede slum around 3:30am on Saturday.   

Twenty-two firefighting units went to the spot and brought the blaze under control.

A four-member committee led by fire service Deputy Director Nur Hossain has been formed to look into the incident and estimate the damage,  Shikder told the newspaper.

The cause of the fire is still not known.