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8 June, 2018 00:00 00 AM
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200 shops gutted in fire

Our correspondent, Mymensingh

At least 200 shops were gutted in a devastating fire that broke out at the hawkers’ market in Ganginapar area of the district town early yesterday. Fire Service sources said the fire originated from electric short circuit at a shop around 6:45 am and soon engulfed the adjoining shops.

On information, eight firefighting units rushed in and extinguished the blaze after two and half hours of frantic efforts. The fire fighters have to struggle a lot to extinguish the blaze as there are no sources of water near the market, said Al Amin, additional superintendent of Mymensingh Police.

Witnesses said black smoke came out from the market creating panic among people. Valuables including shoes, clothes and cosmetics were gutted by the fire, they said.

However, no causality was reported as the shop owners and salesman went to their residence after closing all the business establishments at the dead of night.

The affected shop owners claimed that the fire gutted valuables worth of several crores of Taka as many traders piled up their goods-stock at the shops ahead of Eid.

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