16 shops gutted in Manikganj


 At least 16 shops were gutted in a devastating fire in bus stand area of Singair upazila on Sunday night.
Sources said the blaze originated from an electric short circuit at a motorcycle parts shop in the area around 11:30pm and soon spread to the nearby shops, leaving a total of 16 shops burnt down.
On information, two fire service units from Manikganj and Savar rushed to the spot and doused the blaze with the help of locals after one hour’s efforts.
The affected shop owners said the loss resulting from the fire would go up to Tk 1 crore.