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.