Some traders at Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Kitchen Market were selling off salvaged goods after a fire gutted over 200 shops there yesterday morning.
They were selling mostly metal utensils and crockery that were either partially damaged or were found intact.
Talking to The Daily Star, some of the vendors said they were selling the salvaged goods as they do not have any place to store those since their shops were destroyed in the fire.
The products were being sold at Tk 100-400 apiece, a much lower price than the actual price, said Mohammad Habib, a trader of Upohar Crockeries.
People, especially women, who arrived at the spot hearing news of fire incident, were buying the items.
“I bought at least seven items for only Tk 1,000,” said Jesmin Rahman, a housewife from Maddhya Badda area.
As customers haggled for prices, traders were heard asking for a little bit more, saying they lost everything in the fire.
The fire broke out at the market around 5:45am and nearly 210 shops were burnt to ashes before fire fighters doused it around 10:30am. No casualties were reported.