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Dhaka Tribune

22 shops gutted in Patuakhali

Update : 08 Mar 2015, 12:00 PM

Some 22 shops have been gutted in a fire at Natun Bazar Kalapara Municipal area under Kalapara upazila of Patuakhali district.

Officer-in-Charge of Kalapara police station Azizul Rahaman said: “The fire originated from an electric short circuit at a shop around12:30am on Sunday and engulfed the adjacent shops rapidly.”

The fire destroyed 22 shops including shoes, pharmacy, grocery and betel leaf very soon, he added.

On information, one unit of Kalapara fire service and one unit of Amtali fire service from Amtali upazila under Barguna district reached the spot and doused the flame after an hour of hectic efforts, said the OC.

Victims claimed that the fire damaged properties worth TK 2 crore.

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