CHATTOGRAM: A minor girl was burnt to death and another injured in a devastating fire at Banshkhali upazila in the district early Sunday.
Nine dwelling houses were also reduced to ashes in the fire.The deceased was identified as Sayma Akter, 7, daughter of Aman Ullah, while the injured was Joynal Abedin, 60, of Puichhari area under the upazila.
Sources in the Fire Service and Civil Defence (FSCD) Department, Chattogram said the fire broke out from electric short-circuit at a house in Puichhari area around 1:00am.
It spread fast engulfing other adjoining houses within a very short time.
A total of nine tin-roofed dwelling houses were gutted in the fire.
The minor girl who was inside a house got trapped during the fire and burnt to death, they said.
Station Officer Abdur Rahman of Banshkhali fire station said on information, nine fire fighting units rushed to the spot and doused the fire around 3:30am.Damages in the fire were estimated at Tk 2 lakh, he said.