Alexa 1 shanties gutted in Bhashantek slum fire

Dhaka, Tuesday   24 September 2019


1000 shanties gutted in Bhashantek slum fire

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 10:03 AM, 28 February 2019   Updated: 02:29 PM, 28 February 2019



About 1000 shanties were gutted as a fire broke out at two slums in Bhashantek area at Mirpur-14 in the capital early Thursday. 

The fire originated at around 1:30 am and spread soon. On information, 21 firefighting units rushed in and doused the blaze around 3:30 am.

Sabbir Ahmed, Officer-In-Charge of Bhashantek Police Station, said that almost 1000 shanties were gutted in the fire. 

Ataur Rahman, duty officer of Fire Service and Civil Defense control room, said that no causality was reported yet. The origin of the fire could not be known yet, said the official. 

There are about one lakh residents in the slum situated near Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP), a hospital in the area.