City slum fire burns down 200 shanties

Unitednews24:: Dhaka, Feb 16 Some 200 shanties gutted as a slum caught fire in the city’s Mohammadpur area early Thursday.

The fire broke out at Banshbari Slum in Chan Miah Housing around 4.25am, said Palash Chandra Madak, an inspector at the Fire Service and Civil Defence Control Room.

The fire soon engulfed the slum, burning down the 200 shanties, said Jamal Uddin Mir, officer-in-charge of Mohammadpur Police Station.

On information, 16 firefighting units rushed in and put out the blaze around 5:23pm.

It is not still clear what exactly caused the fire.

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