Nine shops gutted in Gopalganj fire
At least nine shops were gutted in a fire that broke out at Kotalipara upazila of Gopalganj district early Tuesday.
The incident took place at Ghaghar Bazaar area under the upazila at around 3.00 am.
Kotalipara Fire Service and Civil Defense in-charge Sirajul Islam said being informed, firefighters rushed to the spot and doused the blaze with the help of locals and affected businessmen after one hour of efforts.
"At least nine shops were completely gutted in the fire incident," he said.
Kotalipara Upazila Nirbahi Officer Ferdous Wahid said the affected traders will be supported by the government.
It is initially estimated to have caused a loss of about Taka five crore, the affected shop owners claimed.