More than 100 shanties were gutted in a fire that broke out at Saat Tola slum in Mohakhali area of Dhaka last night.
The fire broke out around 1:00am in the night, said Fire service control room sources.
On information, 13 fire fighting units rushed to the spot and brought the blaze under control around 2:15am.
“As most of residences of the slum were sleeping, they could not save their belongings,” Inspector Ohidur Rahman of Banani Police Station told The Daily Star.
Several people suffered minor injuries, the inspector added.
However, the cause of the fire could not be known yet.