Over 500 shanties were gutted as a fire broke out at a slum in Dhaka’s Mohakhali area early today.
The fire started at Mohakhali Sattola slum around 3:40am, said Kamrul Hassan, a duty officer of Fire Service and Civil Defence.
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On information, 18 firefighting units rushed to the spot and brought the fire under control around 6:35am, he added.
The reason behind the fire could not be known immediately.