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Slum Fire in Bangladesh Causes 11 Deaths

June 17th, 2013 · 3:20 pm @   - 
Date of Occurrence: November 19, 2012
Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Event: Fire
Fatalities: 11 (as of Nov 19, 2012)
Injuries/Displaced: 7 (as of Nov 19, 2012)

Summary:

A mosquito coil (here is a link to Wikipedia for those who are not familiar with mosquito coil) set fire to buildings in a slum of Hazaribagh, Dhaka, Bangladesh at 3am on Monday.   The fire rapidly spread, and killed 11 people.   Although firefighters arrived at the area within a matter of minutes, they had a hard time putting it out.   In the end, more than 500 homes were damaged.

Sources:

Times of India            http://stne.co/TdtJlT
BBC                            http://stne.co/TddaHT
CNN                           http://stne.co/UcmT0J