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Seven fire incidents reported during New Year celebrations in Dhaka

The fire incidents were caused by flying lanterns and luckily there was no casualty in the fire incidents 
Update : 01 Jan 2022, 07:07 PM

As people went to have fun with families and friends with fireworks to mark the New Year, seven incidents of fire were reported from different parts of Dhaka.

The fire incidents were caused by flying lanterns (fanus) and luckily there were no casualties, sources at the Fire Service said.

Deputy Assistant Director (Media) of Fire Service headquarters Shahjahan Sikder said such fire incidents were reported from Dhaka's Mirpur, Mohammadpur, Khilgaon, Demra, Sutrapur, Lalbagh and Keraniganj areas.

Picture shows a building in Dhaka on fire during the New Year celebrations, caused by flying lanterns Focus Bangla

He said a case of firework explosion occurred on the rooftop of a three-storey building in the city’s Matuail area when the New Year revellers ignited lanterns around 12:15am.

Two units of firefighters responded to the call and doused the fire at 1:38am.

Another fire incident happened when a firework exploded on the rooftop of a five-storey building in Dholaikhal around 12:40am and firefighters put out the fire at about 1:29am, the sources said.

In the early hours of Saturday, thousands of flying lanterns and fireworks were seen in the city sky. The New Year celebration across the city continued until late into night.

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