Five shops gutted in Chandpur

Five shops gutted in Chandpur

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Five shops were gutted by a fire that broke out at a market in Shahrasti upazila early Saturday.
Locals said the fire originated from an electric short circuit at a shop at the market in Mehar Railway Station area early in the morning and it soon engulfed other adjoining shops. On information, a firefighting unit from Shahrasti upazila headquarters rushed to the spot and extinguished the blaze after half an hour’s frantic efforts with the help of local people. Due to delayed arrival of the firemen, the goods of the shops could not be saved, locals alleged.Later, a mob vandalised a vehicle of the fire service unit. Shops owners claimed that the extent of losses from the fire could go up to Tk10 lakh. Meanwhile, officer-in-charge of Shahrasti Model Police Station Mozammel Huque filed a case in connection with vandalising the vehicle of the fire service. – UNB, Chandpur

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