At least 47 shops were gutted in a fire in Bolibazar area in Bandarban’s Thanchi upazila on Wednesday.
Locals said the fire broke out at a shop in the market at around 5:50 am, and it soon engulfed the adjoining shops.
On information, two fire service units reached the site and it took them nearly two hours to douse the flames, reports UNB.
Thanchi upazila Chairman Thoai Hla Mong Marma said locals informed him that the fire broke out from an electric stove.
No casualties were reported as of writing this report at 11am.