5 shops gutted in Sylhet

Five shops were gutted as a fire broke out in Choukidari area of the city early Monday.Sylhet Fire Station in-charge Motiur Rahman said the fire broke out from an electric-short circuit in ‘Sharmin Store’ of the area around 5am and engulfed four other shops adjacent to it.On information, three fire-fighting units rushed to the spot and brought the blaze under control.No one was reportedly injured in the incident.The affected traders said that the extent of loss could go up to Tk 60 lakh. -UNB, Sylhet