Three children killed in Chakaria fire

Three children of a family have died after a fire broke out in their house in Chakaria upazila of Cox’s Bazar district.

The incident took place at Sabanghata village under Harbang union of the upazila around 11:45pm on Monday.

The deceased are – Md Jihad, 12, and his two sisters Fouzia Jannat Mim, 9, and Afia Jannat Mitu, 7.

The family members were asleep when the house caught fire. The fire engulfed the room where the three children were sleeping and no one survived there. Those who were in the other rooms survived.

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Chakaria police station Officer-in-Charge Shaker Mohammad Jubayer said a team of police including Mahtab Uddin, in-charge of Harbang police outpost, was sent to the spot after receiving the news.