Mentally challenged man dies in Chattogram slum fire

Staff Correspondent, Chattogram
Published : 14:12, Aug 12, 2018 | Updated : 19:11, Aug 12, 2018

Tragic death of a mentally challenged man in Chattogram slum fire on Sunday (August 12).

A fire at a slum in Chattogram has left one person dead, who the locals say was a mentally-challenged man unable to evacuate as he was shackled.
The incident was reported from port city’s Chandgaon area Sunday morning, said fire service.
According to locals, the victim, Ayatul, was kept in shackles by his family and when the fire broke out he failed to evacuate to safety.
“The fire broke out at 10:45am and gutted at least 43 shanties of the slum,” Kalurghat Fire Service Senior Officer Atish Chakma said.
“It took us nearly one hour to put out the flames,” he said.