Over 2 hundred shops gutted in Gulshan DNCC market
Shops gutted in DNCC kitchen market fire
A major fire broke out at the Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) kitchen market at Gulshan-1 in the capital and gutted over two hundred shops.
The fire originated at around 5:45 am on Saturday. 20 units of fire service brought the fire under control after two and half hours of efforts. Army, navy and air force members also took part in the activities.
Director (Operations) of Fire Service Department Major Shakil Newaz said that they were trying to douse the fire as soon as possible.
After controlling the fire it was seen that most of the goods were burnt in the shops.
In the kitchen market there were shops for meat and fishes as well as grocery and cosmetics shops. Besides, there were plastic toy shops. All those shops were burnt in the fire.
Some shop owners said that nobody stays at the shops in the night, the guard stays outside after locking the collapsible gate in the night.
One shop owner of DNCC market Mofiz said, we do business, rent shops. If City Corporation would have taken steps in advance to prevent fire then we might not turn into destitute.
Another shop owner Ripon said, all were burnt, how I will run my family?
Another crocaries shop owner Jahirul Islam said, earlier my 5 shops were burnt and now 7 of my shops were gutted. I have turned into penny less.
Crocaries businessman Billal Hossain said that four of his shops were gutted.
Earlier on January 3, 2017 in a devastating fire the DNCC market in Gulshan were burnt. At that time the whole kitchen market was burnt as well as the main market on the first floor. After renovating the market the fire again broke out there.