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Over 200 shops gutted in fire at Dhaka market

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Just a few days after a blaze in a high-rise claimed the lives of 25 people, over 200 shops were gutted after a major fire broke early Saturday at the Dhaka North City Corporation market in Gulshan area here.
Over 20 fire-fighting units were brought in to control the blaze, according to Prothom Alo. The blaze was brought under control by fire fighters after two and a half hours, as the Army, Navy and Air Force members joined emergency efforts.
No casualty has been reported yet as the cause of the fire remains unknown.
This is the second time that a major blaze has broken out in the market in the last two years, as another fire gutted the area in January 2017, causing a part of the market to collapse.
Meanwhile, other local media reports suggest that all 291 shops have been destroyed in the market. Goods amounting to millions have been lost in the blaze. Further information is awaited.

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First Published: Mar 30 2019 | 1:06 PM IST

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