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Mohakhali slum fire guts 85 shanties

A devastating fire that broke out at Mohakhali Sattala Slum gutted 85 shanties in the early hours of today.

The fire broke out around 1am and gutted 85 shanties of 20 owners and all the belongings of slum dwellers, fire service sources said.

None was however reportedly hurt in the fire.

A total of 17 fire fighting engines brought the fire under control with around four hours frantic efforts around 3.50am, the sources said.

The extent of damage caused by the fire was estimated Taka 8 lakh, the sources said adding that the cause behind the fire could not be known immediately.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)