Friday, 20 May, 2022

51 shops gutted by fire in Khulna, B’baria

A total of 51 shops and five houses were gutted in two different fire incidents in Khulna and Brahmanbaria districts.

Out of 51 shops 30 shops were gutted by fire at a local market of Kasba upazila in Brahmanbaria district while 21 shops and five houses in Khulna.

In Khulna, at least 21 shops and five houses were gutted as a devastating fire broke out at Rupsha wholesale kitchen market in West Rupsha area in the city on Saturday.

Md Ramzan Ali Howlader, joint secretary of Rupsha Wholesale Kitchen Market Traders Association, said the blaze started at a cork sheet warehouse around 10:45am and soon engulfed the adjoining 21 shops and five houses beside the market.

The fire originated from a cigarette carelessly thrown around a cork sheet warehouse, he said.

Mayor of Khulna City Corporation Talukder Abdul Khaleque, Parliament member of Khulna-2 Sheikh Salahuddin Jewel and other government officials visited the spot.

In Brahmanbaria, A total of thirty shops have been burnt to ashes in a devastating fire in Kasba upazila of the district.

The fire broke out at Kuti Bazar in Kuti Union of the upazila on Friday (February 25) at 10:30 pm.

Due to the severity of the fire, 5 units from Brahmanbaria Sadar and Akhaura fire service also joined the Kasba fire fighting unit to douse the fire. Later, at around 1:00 am the fire was brought under control, said Abdullah Mohammad Khalid, station officer of Kasba Upazila Fire Service and Civil Defense Station.

Thirty shops including rice warehouses, libraries and oil mills, were burnt. The extent of the damage is not yet known and the origin of the fire was not immediately clear, Khalid added.