15 slum houses gutted in Ctg

A total of 15 slum houses were gutted in a fire that broke out in a slum at Mohammadpur under Panchliash thana in Chattogram city on Tuesday morning, reports BSS.

Jashim Uddin, deputy assistant director of Fire Service and Civil Defense in Chattogram, said the fire originated from an electric short-circuit at a slum house in the area around 5.15 am and quickly engulfed the adjoining houses. Six firefighting units from Chandanpura, Bayazid and Kalurghat areas rushed to the spot and brought the flame under control around 7 am. Victims and fire service officials claimed that the fire damaged properties worth about Taka 10 lakh, Jashim Uddin added.