A mother and her seven-year-old daughter were burnt to death in a fire broke out in the EPZ on Tuesday night.
The deceased were identified as Nasima Akter, 35, and her daughter Lalima, 7, residents of Haidari Colony, reports UNB.Deputy Assistant Director of Chattogram Fire Service M Jasim Uddin said the fire broke out at Haidari and adjacent Mahbub colonies around 7:35pm.
It originated from a gas cylinder and engulfed nine houses, killing the mother and her daughter.
Nine firefighting units rushed to the spot and doused the fire after two and half hours of frantic efforts around 9pm.
The team recovered the bodies and sent them to Chattogram Medical College Hospital for autopsy, Jasim said.