Shops gutted as gas line catches fire in Gazipur

Shops gutted as gas line catches fire in Gazipur

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A supply line of Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Company Ltd caught fire after it developed a leak on Dhaka-Mymensingh highway in Sreepur upazila on Thursday night. Witnesses said the fire erupted around 6:30 pm while Titas employees were working on the supply line at Gargaria Masterbari. The fire that leapt upto 25-30 ft high also burned down several roadside shops. Due to the fire, vehicular movement on the busy highway came to a halt, leaving hundreds of vehicles stranded on both sides and causing immense sufferings to passengers. Being informed, firefighters from two fire stations rushed to the spot and brought the fire under control after efforts of two and a half hours. – UNB

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