CHATTOGRAM: An elderly woman was burnt to death as a fire broke out at a slum in the city’s Colonel Hat area on early Sunday.
The victim was identified as Rizia Begum, 60, wife of Md Ibrahim of Bhola district.
Sources said five families were living in five rooms of a slum house in Bhandari Colony.
A fire originated from an electric short-circuit at the house at around 6:00am and spread fast.
Though all the residents came out after the fire incident, Rizia got frightened and trapped inside their room, said the FSCD officer.
Fire fighters rushed to the spot and recovered body of Rizia from the room.