Razes houses at Halishahar; Fire erupts at CMCH
A fire has destroyed some houses at Madhya Halishahar in Chattogram City, killing a woman and her minor daughter, according to police, Agencies report.
The fire erupted at the houses in Baker Ali Fakirer Tek around 7:30pm on Tuesday, Port Police Station OC Sukanta Chakraborty said.
The deceased have been identified by police Shiuly Akter Nasima, 35, and her daughter 6-year-old ‘Lamiya’.
The fire devastated nine houses of a colony in the area, Agrabad Fire Service Deputy Director Farid Uddin Chowdhury said.
The Fire Service and Civil Defence used nine fire trucks of three units to extinguish the flames, he said.
The dousing operation ended around 9pm, Farid said.
Meanwhile, the Psychiatry department of Chittagong Medical College Hospital (CMCH) caught fire on Tuesday morning, spreading panic among patients and their relatives.
Zahirul Haque Bhuiyan, in-charge of CMCH police outpost, said the fire originated from an air conditioner around 5:30am and it spread to a storeroom on the ground floor of a hospital building.
Following the fire, panicked patients and their relatives were seen jostling for safety. However, there was no report of any casualty.
On information, four firefighting units with nine vehicles rushed in and extinguished the blaze after half an hour, said Jasim Uddin, deputy assistant director of Chattogram Fire Service and Civil Defence.
He said patients who were undergoing treatment at the department were evacuated safely.