Staff Correspondent | Sun, 20 October 2019:
At least 100 shops were gutted in a devastating fire at Jahur Hawkers Market adjacent to New Market in the port city on Saturday (Oct 19). And 2 people were also injured while trying to save materials of their shops from the fire.
Deputy Commissioner at Agrabad Fire Service and Civil Defense confirmed this news.
Assistant director Fire Service Jashim Uddin said to media that the fire broke out around at 4 am at the market, and very soon spread to adjoining Jalalabad market, and fire fighters from Agrabad, Nandankanon, Chandanpur and Kalurghat fire stations brought the blaze under control around 7 am.
On the other hand, Babul Hossain president of Jahur Hawkers Market Traders’ Association told to media that many traders have become pauper as the fire burned down valuables worth at least Tk 3.5 crore.
He said that the market will remain shut on Saturday.