Bangabazar market fire causes huge traffic jam in surrounding areas

The devastating fire that broke out at Bangabazar market in Bangladesh capital Dhaka on Tuesday morning caused an unusual traffic jam around the market area due to the closure of adjacent roads.

Fire service, police, RAB, army, air force and navy are trying to extinguish the blaze that broke out at about 6:10am.

Jayita Das, senior assistant police commissioner of DMP Traffic Lalbagh Zone, said that traffic movement in the adjacent areas had been stopped to ease the fire control activities.

Traffic movement has been closed and limited on the roads in front of the High Court-Gulistan, Banga Bazar, Golap Shah Mazar police headquarters to Dhaka Medical, he added.

This instruction about traffic movement will remain in force in this area until the situation turns normal, said the officer adding that general public are requested to use alternative roads.

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