Twenty shops gutted, damaged near Barisal Airport

Twenty shops gutted, damaged near Barisal Airport

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Fire gutted ten shops and damaged 11 others at Rahamatpur Bazaar under Barisal Airport police station on Monday afternoon.Matiar Rahman, Airport police station officer in charge, fire assumed to be instigated from electric short circuit at about 2:55 PM Monday rapidly spread in the market.Delwar Hossain, president of Rahamatpur Bazaar Committee, said ten shops of the market gutted by fire damaging properties worth Tk 50 lakhs.Hasib Aknd Dipu, station master of Barisal fire service and civil defense, said three units of fire service from Wazirpur and Barisal rushed to the spot and controlled the flame within 4:40 PM.
Cause and damages of the incident would be assessed after investigation, fire service sources said.Local lawmaker Advocate Tipu Sultan of Workers Party visiting the affected area asked administration to help the victims.Shohidul Alam, deputy commissioner Barisal, said additional deputy commissioner (general) sent to the spot for assessing the damages and helping the affected businessmen. Abdullah Al-Mamun, ADC (general) of Barisal, said he visiting the spot distributed Tk.5, 000 to each owner of fully gutted 9 shops as primary help. Barisal Correspondent

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