Two workers of a sweetmeat shop were burned to death in a fire that broke out at Palong Bazar in Sadar upazila of Shariatpur in the early hours of Friday.
The victims were identified as Palash, 25, son of Rabindranath Sarker and Biswajit Sarkar, 20, son of Rupchan Sarkar of Rajoir upazila in Madaripur district.
According to Officer-in-Charge of Palong Model Police Station Maniruzzaman, said the fire broke out at ‘Gopalghosh Sweetmeat’ in the market at around 4:00 am and spread rapidly. Receiving a disaster call, four fire-fighting units from the nearest station rushed there and managed to extinguish the blaze after four hours of frantic efforts.
Later, the fire-fighters recovered the two charred bodies from inside the shop and said the origin of the fire could not be known immediately, UNB reported.
The fire destroyed at least 16 shops and damaged jewelry, hardware of the shops.