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200 shanties gutted in Mirpur fire

200 shanties gutted in Mirpur fire

Star Online Report
At least 200 shanties and 20 shops were gutted in the devastating fire that broke out at a slum in Mirpur-2 of the capital this afternoon. Photo: Star
At least 200 shanties and 20 shops were gutted in the devastating fire that broke out at a slum in Mirpur-2 of the capital
this afternoon. Photo: Star

At least 200 shanties and 20 shops were gutted in a devastating fire that broke out at a slum in Mirpur-2 of the capital this afternoon.

Twelve firefighting units doused the blaze around 2:00pm after one and a half hours' of frantic efforts, an official of Fire Service and Civil Defence told The Daily Star.

At least 10 people sustained minor injuries during the incident.

Reason behind the fire could not be known immediately.

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