Fire burns down slum in Chattogram

Sun Online Desk

24th January, 2020 02:27:43 printer

Fire burns down slum in Chattogram

A fire has swept through a slum at Shulkobahar in Chattogram city.

Over 150 makeshift homes sheltering low-income families at the slum burned down in the blaze, which raged for about an hour and a half on Friday morning.

Farid Uddin Chowdhury, deputy assistant director of Agrabad Fire Service, said the fire broke out in the area's Babu Colony around 10:30 am.

On information, five units of the fire service brought the flames under control around 11 am. But the work to dump the burnt goods are still ongoing, he said.

There were no reports of casualties in the incident.

However, it could not be known yet what caused the fire.