An elderly woman was killed in a fire in Kaliash village of Chattogram’s Satkania upazila yesterday.
The deceased is Anwara Begum (70), said fire service officials.
The fire originated from an electric short circuit at her house around 2:50am, said Mahbub Alam, warehouse inspector of Satkania Fire Service.
On information, two firefighting vehicles rushed to the spot and doused the blaze around 4:30am.
Anwara could not come out of the house in time. Later, firefighters recovered her body, he said.
The fire also gutted valuables of the house. However, fire service officials coulzd not estimate the amount of damage immediately.