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Shahjalal Airport fire tamed; flight operation normal

WT24 Desk

The fire that broke out at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Friday afternoon was brought under control on Friday afternoon, UNB reports.

Director (Operation) of Fire Service and Civil Defense Major Shakil said firefighters managed to douse the flame around 3:15 pm.

Meanwhile, a three-member committee, headed by deputy director (Dhaka) of Fire Service headquarters Debnath Bardhan, was formed to probe the fire incident. The committee has been asked to submit its report within seven working days.

Although the fire erupted at the departure lounge, it did not cause any disruption in taking off and landing of the scheduled flights, said Rezaul Karim, public relation officer of Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB).

The activities at the departure lounge became normal after 4 pm. Earlier, the fire broke out on the second floor of airport’s main building around 1:37pm.

All the passengers, including hajj pilgrims, and airport, airline staffs, were evacuated soon after the fire broke out, creating panic among the people around.

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