12 shops and three houses were destroyed in a devastating fire at Sonarampur Bazar of Bancharampur upazila in Brahmanbaria on Friday.
The fire originated from an electric short-circuit in Halim Sarkar Super Market area around 3 pm and quickly engulfed other adjacent shops and houses.
Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Bancharampur Model Thana Ongshu Kumar Dev confirmed the incident and said locals put off the fire after a hectic effort for over an hour.
A huge quantity of properties was devastated in the fire, the OC added, according to BSS. - Idrak