40 shanties gutted in Khulna slum

March 31, 2014

At least 40 shanties belonging to 30 families were gutted and three cattle died as a devastating erupted at a slum in Islampur area of the city on Sunday night.
Fire service officials said the fire originated from an electric shot circuit at a shanty near Satrasta intersection in the area around 10:00pm and soon engulfed adjacent other shanties.
On information, four fire fighting units rushed to the spot and doused the blaze after about one hour of frantic efforts with the help of local people.
Three cattle also died in the fire.
The extent of losses from the fire was estimated at Tk 10 lakh, fire officials said.

-Input from New Age Online

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