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200 shanties gutted in Uttara slum fire


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At least 200 shanties were gutted in a fire at a slum in the city's Ranavola area of Uttara sector-10 on Wednesday.

Sources at the Fire Service and Civil Defence control room said the fire originated at the slum known as ‘Mustafa member balurmath basti’ around 12:20pm and gutted the shanties.

Five firefighting units rushed to the spot and brought the fire under control at around 1:35pm, said duty officer Lima Khanom.

The fire was doused at around 2:45pm.

The fire originated from a kitchen of a shanty and then it spread quickly.

However, the extent of damages caused by the fire could not be ascertained immediately and no casualty was reported, she added, reports UNB.

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