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Fire breaks out at Zaman Tower in Purana Paltan

Zaman Tower, a 16-storey building in capital’s Purana Paltan area, caught fire caught fire Friday afternoon.

The building houses the office of the newly formed political alliance Jatiya Oikyafront.

Rasel Shikdar, duty officer of fire service control room, the fire originated at the offices of National Credit Ratings Limited around 2:40 pm on the eighth floor of the building.

Eight firefighting units are trying to extinguish the fire, said Rasel Shikdar.

However, the cause of the fire is yet to be determined.

Mentioning that Oikyafront’s office is on the third floor of the building, Latiful Bari Hamim, Oikyafront’s media wing member, said, “We fear it is an act of sabotage to impede our works before the national election.”

The extent of damage could not be known immediately.

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