Fire in Khagrachari

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A devastating fire broke out in Mohajanpara in Khagrachari at the end of the Biju celebrations. Neighbours and fire fighters were quite to respond and no one appears to have been injured or killed.

A fire broke out in a house in  Mahajanpara in Khagrachari in the Chittagong Hill Tracts. Neighbours and the fire brigade quickly responded. No one was hurt or injured. Photo: Shahidul Alam/Drik/Majority World
A fire broke out in a house in Mahajanpara in Khagrachari in the Chittagong Hill Tracts. Neighbours and the fire brigade quickly responded. No one was hurt or injured. Photo: Shahidul Alam/Drik/Majority World

Neighbours were quick to respond, getting water from nearby tubewells. Jammed telephone networks hindered getting the information to the fire brigade. Photo: Shahidul Alam/Drik/Majority World
Neighbours were quick to respond, getting water from nearby tubewells. Jammed telephone networks hindered getting the information to the fire brigade. Photo: Shahidul Alam/Drik/Majority World

Neighbours quickly gathered to try and douse the fire. Photo: Shahidul Alam/Drik/Majority World
Neighbours quickly gathered to try and douse the fire. Photo: Shahidul Alam/Drik/Majority World

Once they received the message, the fire brigade was quick to respond. Photo: Shahidul Alam/Drik/Majority World
Once they received the message, the fire brigade was quick to respond. Photo: Shahidul Alam/Drik/Majority World

Neighbours looking for survivors. As it turned out most of the inhabitants were out and there was only an elderly couple whom neighbours were able to save. Photo: Shahidul Alam/Drik/Majority World
A large number of people worked alongside the fire brigade, to help douse the fire. Photo: Shahidul Alam/Drik/Majority World

As the fire is prevented from spreading, onlookers search for signs of survivors. Photo: Shahidul Alam/Drik/Majority World
As the fire is prevented from spreading, onlookers search for signs of survivors. Photo: Shahidul Alam/Drik/Majority World

 

Firemen put out the last embers. No one was injured. Photo: Shahidul Alam/Drik/Majority World
Firemen put out the last embers. Luckily, no one was injured. Photo: Shahidul Alam/Drik/Majority World

 

 

 

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