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16 houses gutted in fire in Faridpur

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Published: 04:43, 18 November 2023

16 houses gutted in fire in Faridpur

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At least 16 houses were gutted in a fire that broke out at a jute mill workers' colony at Kanaipur in Sadar upazila of Faridpur district on Friday (18 November) evening. 

The fire broke out at the colony around 6:15 pm in front of Karim Jute Mill at Malanga village and spread soon.

On information, a firefighting unit rushed to the spot and extinguished the blaze around 7:30 pm, said Subhas Baroi, station officer of Faridpur Fire Service and Civil Defence.

The workers claimed that the fire might have originated from an electric short circuit.