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05:37 PM, May 05, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 05:39 PM, May 05, 2021

Fire breaks out again in Sundarbans

A fire broke out again in Daser Bharani area of Sarankhola Range in East Sundarbans Division today.

The fire broke out around 10:00am today on the south side of the forest where it was doused yesterday, reports our Bagerhat correspondent.

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Three fire service units from Bagerhat, Morrelganj and Sarankhola reached the spot to put out the fire.

Earlier, a fire broke out on Monday. The fire was doused at 5:00pm yesterday after a 30-hour effort by the fire service, forest department and locals.

"We have installed 25 water pipes from Bhola River to douse the fire. Hopefully, we will be able to put out the fire very soon," said Morrelganj Fire Service and Civil Defense Station Officer Sanjay Das.

"Sundarbans forest rangers and officials are also at the scene of the fire and are trying to bring it under control," said Mohammad Belayet Hossain, Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) of the Sundarbans East Forest Department.


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