Saturday, August 17, 2019

MASSIVE FIRE BREAKS OUT AT CITY SLUM : A massive fire broke out at a slum in Mirpur-7 of the city on Friday evening. Ershad Hossain, duty officer at the Fire Service and Civil Defence Central Control Room, said the fire originated at a shanty of Chalantika Slum on the west side of Al Arabia Mosque around 7:20pm and it engulfed the adjoining ones. On information, 19 firefighting units rushed in to douse the blaze, he said. However, the firefighters could not bring the fire under control till filing of this report around 10:45pm.