Forty shops gutted in Ctg fire | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, December 08, 2016 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, December 08, 2016

Forty shops gutted in Ctg fire

Fire damaged valuables of 40 shops at Saltgola Ishan Mistrir Hat in Chittagong city yesterday.

The fire originated from an electric short circuit at one of the shops -- 15 grocery shops, five tea stalls, 13 betel-nut shops, four pharmacies and three saloons -- around 7:50am and soon spread, said Sarwar Jahan of Agrabad Fire Service Control Room.

On information, firefighters rushed there and doused the blaze. The damage cased by the fire was estimated at Tk 5 lakh, he added.

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