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Firefighters bring Shahjalal Airport fire under control; flight operation now normal

11 Aug, 2017 18:12:00

Firefighters managed to douse the fire at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Friday.



Director (Operation) of Fire Service and Civil Defense Major Shakil said firefighters managed to douse the flame around3:15 pm on Friday, reports UNB.




In the meantime, a three-member committee, headed by deputy director (Dhaka) of Fire Service headquarters Debnath Bardhan, was framed to probe the fire incident.




The committee has been asked to present its report within seven working days.




Although the fire broke out at the departure lounge, it did not cause any disruption in taking off and landing of the scheduled flights, said Rezaul Karim, public relation officer of Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB).




The activities at the departure lounge became normal after4:00 pm.




Earlier, the fire broke out on the second floor of airport's main building around1:37pm.