Fire at Sylhet Hawkers Market, guts several crores taka
Published: 11:38 AM, 2 May 2022 Updated: 11:39 AM, 2 May 2022
Goods worth crores of Takas have been gutted in a fire at Hawkers Market on the banks of Laldighi in Sylhet metropolis on Monday, May 2; Photo: Collected
Goods worth crores of Takas have been gutted in a fire at Hawkers Market on the banks of Laldighi in Sylhet metropolis. At that time, the fire was brought under control with the efforts of 17 units of fire service for 2.15 hours.
The fire service brought the fire under control at around 5:30 am on Monday. However, there were 1,035 clothes and other daily necessities in the market.
It is learned that the fire broke out on Sunday (May 1) at around 3 am. Within moments, the fire spread to multiple alleys of the market. Upon receiving the news, 17 units of fire service from Jaintapur and Golapganj upazilas of Sylhet metropolis joined in the fire fighting work. Later on Monday (May 2) at around 5:30 am, the fire was brought under control after a 2.15-hour effort.
Upon receiving news on Sunday (May 1), 17 units of the fire service in and around Sylhet metropolis brought the fire under control around 5:30 am, said Shafiqul Islam Bhuiyan, assistant director of the Sylhet Fire Service and Civil Defense.
He added that out of 1,035 shops in Hawkers Market, 20-25 shops were gutted. Of these, 10-12 shops have been completely burnt down whereas others are partially burned. We have “protected the market from major losses”. However, the cause of the fire and the extent of the damage were not initially known. However, the matter is being investigated by the fire service. Details can be told when the investigation is over.
Mamun Parvez, a duty officer at the Sylhet Fire Service Control Room, said the fire broke out around 3 am on Sunday (May 1). 17 units work to put out the fire. However, as there was no way for the fire service vehicles to enter the market, they have to face hurdles to put out the fire.