Bangabazar Market fire under control

The massive fire that broke out at Bangabazar Market in Bangladesh capital on Tuesday morning, was brought under control at about 12:35pm.

No casualty was reported so far.

48 units of the Fire Service were working at theh spot to put out the fire.

Fire Service headquarters deputy assistant director Shahjahn Sikder said that the fire was reported at Bangabazar Market at about 6:10am and the 1st firefighting unit reached the spot at about 6:12am.

The cause of the fire and the extent of damage could not be known immediately, he said.

A joint support team of the Bangladesh Army and the Bangladesh Air Force and a helicopter are working to control the fire in the capital's Bangabazar, said Inter-Services Public Relations.

A team of the Bangladesh Navy also joined in to bring the Bangabazar Market fire under control.

The fire service personnel evacuated people from the buildings of the surrounding areas.

A number of businessmen of Bangabazar were seen at the spot. Many were seen crying and assisting the firefighters.

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