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17 February, 2018 00:00 00 AM
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Ctg fire burns 100 shops

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Ctg fire burns 100 shops
Firefighters are seen trying to douse the fire that broke out at a market in City Gate area beside Dhaka-Chittagong highway yesterday morning. Focus Bangla Photo

Chittagong: At least 100 shops, including 15 furniture showrooms, were gutted as a fire broke out in a market in City Gate area beside Dhaka-Chittagong highway yesterday morning, reports UNB.

Sarwer Jahan, an operator of Agrabad fire service control room, said that the fire broke out in the market around 8:30am.

On information, 13 vehicles of five firefighting units from Agrabad, Bandar, Nandankanon and Kumira fire stations rushed to the spot and doused the flame around 10am.

The fire gutted at least 100 shops, including 15 furniture shops, and an ATM booth of Dutch Bangla bank.

Mahbub Rashid, owner of a furniture shop of the market, alleged that a powerful group had been trying long for evicting the shop owners from the area. The group might be behind the fire incident.

The affected shop owners said that the estimated loss caused by the fire would be around Tk 30 crore.

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