POST TIME: 14 January, 2019 00:00 00 AM
50 houses, 40 shops gutted by fire
UNB, Rangamati

50 houses, 40 shops gutted by fire

At least 50 houses and 35 shops were gutted in two separate fire incidents in Rangamati and Bhola on Sunday and Saturday.

In Rangamati,  50 houses were gutted in a fire that broke out at Reserve Bazar Mosque Colony in the district town yesterday morning.

The fire broke out in the area around 8:30 am from a gas stove in a house and engulfed the adjoining houses, according to local Fire Service and Civil Defence control room.

On information, three fire-fighting units from Rangamati, Kaukhali and Kaptai fire stations rushed in and brought the fire under control after 2 hours of frantic effort.

Meanwhile, Rangamati Deputy Commissioner A K M Mamunur Rashid visited the spot. Our Bhola correspondent adds: At least 40 shops were gutted in a fire that broke out at Ilisha Junction Bazar in Sadar upazila on Saturday night.

The fire broke out from an electric short circuit at 'Amir Workshop' around 9:30pm and engulfed adjoining shops numbering around 40 including two electronics showrooms, three electric shops, three mobile showrooms and two hardware shops, said Md Jakir Hossain, deputy assistant director of Bhola Fire Service and Civil Defence.

On information, six fire-fighting units from Sadar, Burhanuddin, Lalmohan and Char Fassion rushed in and gutted the fire after three hours of frantic efforts.

The victims claimed that the loss caused by the fire was estimated Tk 2 crore.