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Probe body: EC building fire originated from electric short circuit

  • Published at 11:31 pm September 12th, 2019
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File photo: Fire Service working to douse the fire at Election Commission building in Dhaka's Agargaon on Sunday, September 8, 2019 Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

Valuables worth about Tk3.77 crore were damaged in the fire

The probe committee on the fire incident at the Election Commission (EC) building has said the blaze originated electric short circuit.

It also confirmed that the fire also damaged valuables worth about Tk3.77 crore.

Additional Secretary of Election Commission Secretariat and head of the probe body Md Mokhlesur Rahman told newsmen at the Nirbachan Bhaban at Agargaon in Dhaka on Thursday. 

On Sunday night, a fire broke out at the Election Commission building. On the next day, the commission formed a six-member committee to probe into the fire incident.