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Fire breaks out in Sundarbans

Fire breaks out in Sundarbans

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  A fire broke out in the Sundarbans East Zone under Mongal upazila on Wednesday.

DFO of the Sundarbans East Zone M Amir Hossain Chowdhury said forest guards first spotted the fire near Gulishakhali Camp under Chandpai Range in the afternoon.

Trees on a three- acre land were burned down as the fire was razing through the world’s largest mangrove forest till filing of the report around 10:30pm.

The DFO said a team of 60 forest guards were struggling to douse the blaze that might have originated from a cigarette butt.

He said a fire lane was dug surrounding a 3.5-acre area so that the flame cannot spread through other parts of the forest, hoping to extinguish the fire within several hours.

A fire broke out in the Sundarbans East Zone under Mongal upazila on Wednesday.

DFO of the Sundarbans East Zone M Amir Hossain Chowdhury said forest guards first spotted the fire near Gulishakhali Camp under Chandpai Range in the afternoon.

Trees on a three- acre land were burned down as the fire was razing through the world’s largest mangrove forest till filing of the report around 10:30pm.

The DFO said a team of 60 forest guards were struggling to douse the blaze that might have originated from a cigarette butt.

He said a fire lane was dug surrounding a 3.5-acre area so that the flame cannot spread through other parts of the forest, hoping to extinguish the fire within several hours.

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