Slum catches fire in Dhaka

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

Fire gutted houses in a slum at Chalantika in Mirpur area, Dhaka on 24 January 2020. Photo: UNBFire broke out at a slum at Chalantika in the capital's Mirpur area early Friday, reports UNB.

Russell Shikdar, duty officer at the Fire Service and Civil Defence control room, said the fire broke out at the slum by a road in Mirpur-6 area around 4:10am and spread fast.

He said 15 firefighting units went to the spot and brought the blaze under control around 5:45am.

Two people identified as Rabeya, 45 and Shaheen Islam, 35 were injured in the fire. They were taken to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital.

However, it could not be known yet what caused the fire.

Anwar Hossain, deputy assistant director of Fire Service and Civil Defence (Mirpur zone), said the fire was completely doused around 9:00am.

Brigadier general Sazzad Hossain, Director General (DG) of Bangladesh Fire Service and Civil Defence, visited the spot.

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