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5 of a family burnt alive in M'bazar fire

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Staff Reporter  :
Five members of a family, including a minor girl, were burnt alive in a fire that broke out in a building on Saifur Rahman Road of Moulvibazar district town on Tuesday morning.
The fire was originated from 'Pinky Shoe Store' on the ground floor of the two storied building, at about 10:00am and soon spread to the first floor where the shoe store owner was residing, said local sources.
The deceased were identified as shoe store owner Subhash Roy, 65,     his daughter Priya Roy, 19, his sisters-in-law Dipti Roy, 48, and Dipa Roy, 35, and Dipa's daughter Baishakhi Roy, 3.
On information, two fire fighting units rushed to the scene and tried to douse the blaze. Later, three other units from Sreemangal joined them and brought the fire under control after three hours fanatic effort, said Moulvibazar Fire Service and Civil Defence fireman Sahan Kumar.
After taking control of the blaze, Fire Service and Civil Defence members recovered five charred bodies from the first floor of the building where the family got stuck.
The bodies were sent to a district Sadar hospital morgue for autopsies.

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