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Fire guts 100 cloth shops in Narayanganj

Fire guts 100 cloth shops in Narayanganj

Onlookers gather in front of Shuhrawardi Market in Narayanganj city when a fire breaks out there early Wednesday. A fire brigade vehicle is seen standing beside the market. Photo: TV grab
Onlookers gather in front of Shuhrawardi Market in Narayanganj city when a fire breaks out there early Wednesday. A fire brigade vehicle is seen standing beside the market. Photo: TV grab

At least 100 cloth shops and factories were gutted as a devastating fire swept through a tin-shed market in Narayanganj city early today.

Five people also sustained minor injuries when they tried to douse the fire, report our Narayanganj correspondent. 

Staring around 4:00am, the fire soon engulfed the entire Shuhrawardi Market burning down over 100 shops and factories, said Momtaz Hossain, deputy assistant director of Narayanganj Fire Service and Civil Defence.

Four firefighting units from Dhaka and Narayanganj stations rushed to the spot and put out the flame after two and a half hours of frantic efforts, the fire service official said.

At least 100 shops of the tin-shed Shuhrawardi Market in Narayanganj city burnt Wednesday morning after a fire breaks out there. Photo: TV grab
At least 100 shops of the tin-shed Shuhrawardi Market in Narayanganj city burnt Wednesday morning after a fire breaks out there. Photo: TV grab

The fire might have been originated from an electric short circuit, he added.

The extent of loss caused by the fire may go up to several crores of taka, the victims claimed.

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