More than 10,000 individuals have been left homeless after an enormous fire inundated a slum in Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka, decimating a large number of shanties, as per Bangladeshi authorities.
The flame broke out Friday evening at the Chalantika slum in Dhaka’s Mirpur locale on the northern edges of the city. The video showed the huts on fire, with smoke surging into the air. Zillur Rahman, the executive of the Bangladesh Fire Service, disclosed that the flame began at around 7:14 p.m. local time Friday and was put out by 11:35 p.m.
He revealed that there were no losses because of the fire, yet noticed that four individuals were harmed and taken to a local medical clinic.
Most of the slum’s inhabitants are low-paid workers from close clothing factories. A considerable lot of them were not at home at the time of the fire as they were praising the Muslim celebration of Eid al-Adha, as per authorities.
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