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One killed in Chittagong slum fire

  • Published at 03:04 pm August 12th, 2018

The cause of Sunday morning’s blaze is unclear

A mentally challenged man, restrained in iron chains, has been burnt to death in a slum fire at the city’s Chandgaon area.

The victim was identified as Rabiul Alam, 30.

The fire, originating around 10:45am on Sunday, gutted around 36 shanties.  

Jasim Uddin, deputy assistant director of the Chittagong Fire Service, said eight firefighting units rushed to the spot.

The fire was doused around 1:30pm.

“A mentally challenged man was burnt to death. He could not escape as he was chained inside his house,” said Jasim.

The cause of the fire could not be immediately ascertained.