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Secretariat bldg catches fire

Secretariat bldg catches fire
  • Staff Correspondent
  • 12 August, 2021 12:00 AM
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A fire broke out at a building of the Commerce Ministry in the Secretariat on Wednesday.

Firefighters doused the blaze quickly. No casualty was reported.

Nazma Akhter, duty officer at Fire Service and Civil Defence (FSCD) control room, told the Daily Sun that the fire broke out at about 2:15 pm in the office of Additional Secretary Helal Uddin on the second floor of building No.3. On information, the FSCD’s unit, which remained on duty on the premises of the Secretariat, doused the flame at about 2:22 pm.

She said an electric short circuit of a water filter caused the fire.