Around 450 chickens perished in a fire incident that broke out at a poultry farm in Mirzapur upazila early yesterday.
Farm owner Iman Ali, son of Muksed Ali of Paharpur Dakkhinpara village under Bhaora union, said the fire originated around 2:00am and soon engulfed the entire farm, burning all the 450 poultry birds.
Seeing the farm burning, he rushed to the spot and extinguished the fire with the help of neighbours, Iman said.
“After obtaining training from Poultry Farm Owners Association in the upazila I set up the farm near my house spending Tk 1.5 lakh about five months ago,” Iman said.
Besides, he had to spend an additional Tk 60 thousand as poultry feed and medicine cost in the last five months and was planning to sell the chickens next week, he said, adding that criminals might have set the farm on fire.