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Vol. 4 Num 293 Thu. March 25, 2004  
   
Metropolitan


16 houses, shops gutted in Ctg


Sixteen houses and shops and two factories were gutted in a devastating fire in the city yesterday morning.

An electrical short circuit sparked off the blaze at Pathantuli, a densely populated area adjacent to Agrabad Sheikh Mujib Road, causing an estimated loss of Tk 30 lakh.

The fire that started at around 6.00am engulfed a factory of well-known sweetmeat house, Banoful, and at least 16 other shops and houses, fire service sources said.