Fire engulfs Dhaka slum

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Dhaka, Jan. 22(ANI): A fire broke out at a slum in Kalyanpur area of Dhaka this morning.The fire originated at the slum, locally known as Pora Bosti (burnt slum) around 10 a.m.

The origin of the blaze was not known immediately.

After one hour of hectic efforts, fire fighters doused the fire.

Atiqul Alam, duty officer of Fire Service and Civil Defence, said two fire fighting units rushed to the spot and doused the fire around 11 a.m.

Meanwhile, a dweller of the slum alleged that somebody having enmity with the slum dwellers set the fire.(ANI)

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