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Fire at BIWTA warehouse doused after 4 hours

  • Cause of fire not known
  • Nine firefighting units brought fire under control
Update : 03 Feb 2024, 10:49 PM

A massive fire that broke out at a warehouse of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) in Narayanganj on Saturday afternoon was doused after four hours.

Tanha bin Zasim, station officer (medical cell) of Fire Service and Civil Defence (FSCD) headquarters, said the flame erupted around 1:23pm in the No 4 godown of the BIWTA in front of DC Bungalow in Hajiganj area of Narayanganj headquarters.

On information, nine firefighting units from several stations rushed to the spot and finally doused the flame around 5:15pm, he said.

The reason behind the fire could not be known immediately, he said, adding that no casualty was reported in this connection.

BIWTA hoards valuables of ships in the warehouse. Plastic pipes and rubbers were stored in the damaged warehouse on the bank of the Shitalakshya River.

BIWTA’s member (Finance) Md Rafiul Hussain said that a committee would be formed to investigate the fire incident.

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