Fire destroys 2 resorts in Rangamati's Sajek

A local's house and a shop were also burnt in the fire

Published : 2 Feb 2024, 05:57 AM
Updated : 2 Feb 2024, 05:57 AM

A fire has ripped through several structures, including two resorts, at Rangamati’s Sajek Valley, a tourist hotspot.

The fire reportedly broke out at one of the affected resorts on Sajek's Konglak Hills around midnight on Thursday.

Army personnel, aided by locals, took control of the situation after battling the flames for around two hours.

Tourists lodging at the resorts were safely evacuated, according to Chaithuang Aung Chowdhury Joy, vice president of Sajek Cottage Owners Association.

"The fire broke out at the Meghchhowa resort and spread towards the Faringi resort," said Joy.

The home of Bhuban Tripura, a local resident, and a shop were also burnt in the fire.

Witnesses said the fire spread while locals were burning wood near the Meghchhowa resort.

However, the extent of the damage caused by the fire could not be determined immediately.