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Three of a family burnt to death in Chattogram slum fire

| Updated: August 16, 2020 15:24:25

Three of a family burnt to death in Chattogram

Three members of a family were burned to death as a fire broke out in a slum in Chattogram's A K Khan area on Friday night.

The deceased were identified as Abu Taher, 60, his wife Ayesha Begum, 50 and their grandson 18-month old Rashed, son of Rubel Ahmed.

According to fire service control room, the fire broke out at Azam Nagar slum at around 7:30pm.

On information eight vehicles of two fire stations rushed to the spot and brought the blaze under control after two hours of frantic efforts.

Later, they retrieved the three charred body from the slum, said deputy additional director Farid Ahmed Chowdhury of Chattagram divisional fire service media cell.

According to slum dwellers, at least 100 shanties were gutted in the fire, reports a news agency.

Besides, at least 28 people were injured in the incident.

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