30 shanties, 15 shops gutted in Ctg fire

30 shanties, 15 shops gutted in Ctg fire

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A devastating fire gutted at least 30 shanties and 15 furniture shops at Askar Dighirpar in the city on Sunday.
Witnesses said the fire broke out in a furniture market of the area around 6 am and soon spread to the adjacent slum, burning down at least 30 shanties and 15 shops.Jasim Uddin, deputy-assistant director of Chittagong Fire Service and Civil Defence, said eight fire fighting units of different fire
stations rushed to the spot and doused the fire after one and a half hours of frantic efforts. However, the origin of the fire and extent of damage could not be ascertained immediately. -UNB, Chittagong

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