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Fire at DU central library doused

Published : 07 Jul 2019 08:34 PM | Updated : 03 Sep 2020 03:11 AM

Fire broke out at Dhaka University Central Library in the capital on Sunday morning. The fire was brought under control within a short time after firefighters, on information, rushed immediately to the scene. The fire broke out from an electric short circuit at around 10:00 am. “The Library will be closed for an indefinite period,” added Liberian Jabed Ahmed.  Eye witnesses informed the reporter, the fire broke out from an electric short circuit at the back gate of the library, and students being panicked evacuated instantly. However, no immediate casualties were reported. Meanwhile, electricity supply connection with the library was disrupted due to fire. DU Pro-VC (administration) Dr Muhammad Samad, university proctor Dr AKM Golam Rabbani visited the spot. DU Proctor Golam Rabbani told the Bangladesh Post, “Firefighters were called instantly after fire broke out and they doused the fire soon, heavy losses could be caused if they failed to bring it under control instantly.” Expressing anxiety a third year students of Islamic studies, Tamanna Jannat said, “No proper exits are there in the library, awful damage could occur if authority did not  take any measure immediately.” Meanwhile, the library has now over six lakh eighty thousand (680,000) books and journals, and it has around thirty thousand rare manuscripts.