A temple employee died of suffocation in a fire that broke out at Askar Dighir Par in Chittagong city on Thursday night.
The deceased was identified as Arun Chakrawarty, 60, accountant of Sree Sree Loknath Temple located in the area.
Kamal Uddin, an assistant director at Chittagong Fire Service and Civil Defence, said that the fire broke out at a tin-shed house in the area around 8:00pm and soon engulfed the adjacent temple, nine houses and some shops.
On information, three fire fighter units rushed to the spot and extinguished the blaze.
The fire fighters rescued Arun, who had undergone suffocation during the fire, from the temple and took him to Chittagong Medical College Hospital where doctors declared him dead around 10:00pm.
A three-member committee was formed to identify the cause of the fire.
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