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17 shanties gutted in Bhasantek slum fire

17 shanties gutted in Bhasantek slum fire

Star Online Report
An aerial view of the Bhashantek slum in Mirpur.
An aerial view of the Bhashantek slum in Mirpur.

Some 17 shanties at Bhashantek slum of Mirpur in the capital were gutted in a fire Friday afternoon.

Firemen brought the blaze under control after around 50 minutes of its beginning, a duty officer at the fire service and civil defence headquarters told The Daily Star Online.

No casualties were caused by the fire which broke out around 1:03pm, the official said.

The Bhashantek slum is the largest one in Dhaka.

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