Two die in Chattogram slum fire

Staff Correspondent . Chattogram | Published: 23:39, Aug 14,2020


Two people died in a fire at Azamnagar slum in Akbar Shah area of Chattogram city on Friday night.

The fire broke out at the slum at around 7:20pm.

Agrabad Fire Service and Civil Defence Office assistant officer Md Monem said that they recovered bodies of a child and a woman from the spot. The identity of the deceased could not be known immediately.

He said that eight fire engines rushed to the spot and doused the fire at 8:20pm.

He said that due to the congested slum area, they faced difficulty to work.

The extent of damage due to the fire is yet to be assessed.

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