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Rupnagar slum fire under control

আপডেটঃ ৮:১০ অপরাহ্ণ | আগস্ট ১৬, ২০১৯

Senior Correspondent: A devastating fire that broke out at a slum in Chalantika intersection area of Rupnagar thana in capital’s Mirpur on Friday night has been brought under control.

A total of 24 fire units rushed to the spot and brought the blaze under control around 11:00pm.

Sources said that at least four people were injured in the incident.

Earlier, Ershad Hossain, duty officer of fire service headquarters said, the fire originated in the slam around 7:30pm.

Locals said that firefighting units took more time to arrive the spot as lots of high-rise buildings are located in the area. The slum dwellers claimed that there were nearly 7,000 shanties in the area.