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17 shops gutted in Sadarghat Market fire

  • Published at 09:46 am April 28th, 2019
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Two firefighting units brought the blaze under control in about an hour

Seventeen shops have been gutted in a fire that broke out at Sadarghat Hawkers' Market in Old Dhaka.

Mahfuz Riven, a duty officer at the Fire Service Headquarters, said the fire broke out at the market around 3:45am on Sunday, reports UNB.

"On information, nine firefighting units went to the spot and brought the blaze under control around 4:45am. The fire was totally doused around 6:30am," Mahfuz said.

He said two firefighters were also injured while extinguishing the fire.

Shams Arman, a senior station officer at Sadarghat Fire Station, said the fire burned down 17 shops of the market.