200 shops gutted in Tangail sari market fire
About 200 shops at traditional Tangail sari market in Karatia under Sadar upazila were damaged in a fire yesterday.
Initially, the losses were estimated to be around Tk 2 crore, said Shajahan Ansari, secretary of the market committee.
The fire started from a cloth godown at the market at about 9:00am and spread to adjacent shops immediately, he added.
Six units of fire fighters from Tangail and adjacent Mirzapur and Basail upazilas immediately rushed to the spot and doused the flames in half-an-hour, said Assistant Director of Fire Service and Civil Defense in Tangail Monir Hossain.
“The reason behind the fire could not be known immediately. It might have been caused by electric short-circuit or a mosquito coil,” he added.