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Minor girl burned to the bone in Vatara fire

A minor girl diagnosed with Asperger’s was burned to death on Saturday night, as a fire broke out in a shanty at Vatara.

The deceased was identified as Rabeya Akter Meem, 12, daughter of Abdul Mannan from Kashba in Brahmanbaria.

Deputy assistant director (media cell) of the Fire Service and Civil Defense headquarters Shahjahan Sikder said the fire broke out around 8:15pm and engulfed the shanty.

On information, two fire fighting units rushed to the spot and doused the fire after an hour, he added.

They recovered the charred body of Rabeya from the spot and handed it over to police.

However, the reason behind the fire is yet to be known.

Source: United News of Bangladesh