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Slum fire kills 11

As many as 100 shanty homes may have been destroyed


By Anisur Rahman
The Gulf News

DHAKA, Bangladesh — At least 11 people, four being children and six women, were killed overnight as a fire, ignited apparently from a mosquito coil, engulfed an entire slum at downtown Hazaribagh area in the capital.

"We recovered the 11 charred bodies...seven people were sent to hospital with severe burn injuries," fire service official Ruhul Ameen told Gulf News.

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