Fire destroys 50 slum houses in N'ganj
At least 50 houses and two warehouses were completely destroyed by a fire that broke out at Chandmari slum in Narayanganj town yesterday morning.
Witnesses and police said the fire originated from the house of one Edu Mia in the area around 11:00am and soon engulfed the adjacent houses and warehouses that used to store leftover fabrics of garment factories.
On information, five fire fighting units from Mondal Para and Hajiganj in the town rushed to the spot and doused the fire after an hour of hectic efforts.
More than half of the 100 houses in Chandmari slum were burnt to ashes in the fire incident.
The affected slum dwellers claimed the total loss of property and valuables from the fire to be around Tk 50 lakh.
Meahwhile, Alamgir, Khalil, Azmal and Monir Mia, the warehouse owners, claimed that the fire caused them losses worth up to Tk 30 lakh.
Fire service officials, however, could not identify the source of the fire.
Abdul Matin, officer-in-charge of Fatullah Model Police Station, said no incident of casualty was reported in the incident.