Three houses were burnt in a fire in Akhalia area in Sylhet city on Sunday morning.
Local people said that the fire broke out at the kitchen of a tin-shed building in the area at about 10:30am and engulfed the adjoining houses.
Sylhet Fire Service and Civil Defence on-duty officer Faizur Rahman told New Age that they went to the spot at about 11:00am being informed by local people and brought the fire under control after an hour.
According to the primary assessment, the extent of loss caused by the fire was estimated at Tk 15lakh, the fire service officer said. One of the house owners, Manu Miah, claimed that the extent of loss would be more than Tk 50lakh.
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