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Fire guts 30 shops in Rangpur market, traders claim 5C damage

  • Published at 10:30 am March 2nd, 2021
Rangpur Jamal Market fire
A fire broke out in the ground floor of Jamal Market in Station Road area of Rangpur on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 Dhaka Tribune

10 firefighting units brought the fire under control after two hours of effort

Around 30 shops have been gutted after a fire broke out on the ground floor of Jamal Market in Station Road area of Rangpur.

The fire broke around 5am on Tuesday, according to police.

A fire truck near Jamal Market in Rangpur where a fire broke out, gutting 30 shops on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 Dhaka Tribune

Ahidul Islam, acting deputy director of Rangpur Fire Service, said: “On information, eight firefighting units rushed to the spot. Later, two more units joined from different areas and brought the fire under control after two hours of effort.

“The origin of the fire cannot be determined without investigation,” he added.


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However, businessmen said the fire originated from an electrical short circuit in a clothing shop and warehouse. It caused them a loss of around Tk5 crore.

Moreover, two businessmen fell sick due to the smoke and were immediately sent to the hospital, their peers added.

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