35 shops gutted in fire
Published : Sunday, 13 January, 2019 at 10:32 AM Count : 308
At least 35 shops were gutted when a fire broke out in Elish Junction Bazar in Sadar upazila of Bhola on Saturday night.
Md Jakir Hossain, deputy assistant director of Bhola Fire Service and Civil Defence, said the fire broke out from an electric short circuit at 'Amir Workshop' around 9:18pm and soon engulfed adjoining shops including two electronics showrooms, three electric shops, three mobile showrooms and two hardware shops.
Being informed, six fire-fighting units rushed to the scene and doused the blaze after two hours of frantic efforts.
The victims claimed that the loss, caused by the fire, was estimated Tk 6-7 crore.