The massive fire at New Supermarket, next to Dhaka New Market, was finally doused on Sunday morn-ing- around 27 hours after it started and burnt down several shops and establishments during this busy Eid shopping season.
Lima Khanom, duty officer (control room) of Fire Service and Civil Defence Headquarters said the flame was finally doused around 9 am today.
Earlier yesterday, the fire broke out at around 5:40 am.
A total of 28 firefighting units and teams of Bangladesh Army, Navy and Air Force took part in the ef-fort to douse the fire. The fire was brought under control around 9:10 am yesterday.
Some 32 people, including firefighters, fell sick from the heavy smoke while firefighters were trying to douse the blaze.
On April 4 morning, a massive fire broke out at Bangabazar Shopping Complex in Dhaka, burning sev-eral thousand shops to ashes. A total of six adjacent markets were also burnt.
The fire was doused on April 7, over 75 hours after it broke out.