Fire in city slum doused

A fire broke out at a slum in Bhashantek of Dhaka on Thursday evening.

Md Babul, control room operator at Fire Service and Civil Defence headquarters, said the fire originated at Dhamalkot slum around 6:40pm and spread rapidly.

On information, 10 firefighting units rushed there and doused the blaze around 8:20pm.

The cause of the fire and extent of damage are yet to be ascertained, he added.