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2 buses catch sudden fire in Dhaka

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Two passenger buses including a BRTC double-decker bus in Kurmitola and Trust Paribahon in Kawran Bazar (inset) in city caught fire suddenly on Saturday afternoon. No casualty was reported.

Staff Reporter  :
Two buses including a BRTC bus caught fire in Dhaka's Karwan Bazar and Kurmitola areas on Saturday afternoon.
Lima Khanam, an operator at Fire Service Civil Defence Headquarters, said a bus of Trust Service Limited caught fire suddenly just in front of CA Bhaban in Karwan Bazar around 2:45pm while heading towards Shahbagh.
As a result, a long tailback was created on both sides of the roads. Besides, another double-decker bus of BRTC caught fire on the Airport Road near Kurmitola Hospital around 3:30 pm, she said.
On information, separate teams of fire service doused the blaze of the two buses, she said.
There were no reports of any casualty, Lima Khanam said adding that the cause of the fire could not be known immediately.

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