(DHAKA, Bangladesh.) JUST IN: A massive fire has swept through a slum in the capital leaving 50,000 people homeless: About 15,000 homes were destroyed in the Chalantika slum late on Friday: Cause is presently unknown #AceNewDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Aug.17: Many homes had plastic roofs, which helped the flames to spread. No deaths have been reported, although several people were injured: Most residents are low-wage earners and many were away after the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha. There is no word on the cause of the fire: An investigation is under way. Firefighters took more than six hours to put out the flames: The government says relief will be provided for the many thousands who are now without shelter: In February a fire in the historic district of Dhaka killed about 80 people, and nine died in another blaze in a slum in the coastal city of Chittagong.

Local residents sit on the street with their belongings during the fireReutersLocal residents sit on the street with their belongings as the fire ripped through the slumBangladeshi onlookers gather after a fire blazes in a slum in Dhaka on August 16, 2019.AFPThe cause of the devastating fire is not yet clear…………….#AceNewsDesk reports ……………….Published: Aug.17: 2019:
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