Gulshan DNCC kitchen market fire doused

Gulshan DNCC kitchen market fire doused

Photo: Gulshan DNCC kitchen market fire douse at 8:25 am on Saturday morning, Mar 30, 2019.

Dhaka, Mar 30 : Just two days after a major fire in the city’s Banani area that left 25 people dead, another fire broke out at Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) kitchen market in Gulshan area early Saturday.

The fire broke out around 5:45 am and was doused after two and a half hours of hectic efforts by firefighters.

On information, 20 fire-fighting units rushed in and doused the fire around 8:25 am, said Khurshid Anwar, a senior station officer of fire service and civil defence.

Army, Navy and Air Force members also joined the fire service teams in dousing the fire.

However, no casualty was reported, said the official.

It is not still clear what caused the fire.

This is the second incident of major fire in the capital that took place within two days.  On Thursday last, a massive fire broke out at FR Tower in the city’s Banani area, leaving 25 people dead and over 70 others injured.

About today’s kitchen market fire, Major Shakil Newaj, director (operation and maintenance) of Fire Service Headquarters, said that it took a bit longer time to bring the fire under control for water crisis.

Besides, there was a massive fire incident at the market on January 3, 2017. The recommendations came after the incident were not implemented by the market authorities. There is no fire extinguishing system in the market either.

Meanwhile, a five-member probe committee has been formed to investigate the incident which has been asked to submit the report within seven working days, said the official.

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