September 29, 2020, 7:23 am

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2020-01-28 22:11:41 BdST

5 of a family burned to death in Moulvibazar fire

Five members of a family, including a child, were burned to death and two others suffered burn injuries in a fire at a house on Central Road in the district town on Tuesday.

The deceased were identified as Subhas Ray, 65, owner of Pinki Shoe Store, his daughter Priya Ray, 19, his brother’s wife Dipti Ray, 48, wife of his brother-in-law Dipa Ray, 35,  and her daughter Boishakhi Ray, 3.

Abdullah Harun, deputy assistant director of Moulvibazar Fire Service, said the fire broke out at Pinki Shoe Store on the ground floor of a three-storey building around 9:30 am and it spread soon to the adjacent house.

On information, five firefighting units rushed to the spot and extinguished the fire at around 12pm.

Alamgir Hossain, officer-in-charge of sadar police station said five charred bodies were recovered from the house.

According to locals, Subhas Ray used to live with his family behind the store and all of them were in the room when the fire broke out.

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