The photo shows flames flickering at the shanties of jhut workers in Mirpur in the capital Saturday. At least 160 shanties gutted in the fire. Photo: Shaheen Mollah
At least 160 shanties were gutted in a fire that broke out near Jhutpatti (area for jhut trade) at Mirpur Section-10 in the capital today.
Seven firefighting units brought the blaze under control around 1:00pm after two hours of frantic efforts.
Reason behind the fire that originated at the shanties of jhut workers could not be known immediately.
Details of the incident could not be known immediately.