Oil trader burnt to death in Noakhali

Oil trader burnt to death in Noakhali

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An oil trader was burnt to death in a fire that broke out at Chaprashirhat in Companyganj upazila early Saturday.
The deceased was identified as Abdul Halim, 80, a resident of Chaprashihat area.Officer-in-charge of Companyganj Police Station Sajedur Rahman said the fire originated from an electric short circuit at the fuel shop of Abdul Halim at Chaprashirhat Purba Bazar around 2:30am when he was sleeping inside the shop.The fire also engulfed five other adjacent shops.On information, a fire-fighting unit rushed in and doused the blaze after half an hour of frantic efforts with the help of local people.Later, they recovered the charred body of Halim from the shop, the OC added. -UNB, Noakhali

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