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Fire in Bangladesh’s Sundarbans forest


Dhaka, March 28:

A fire has swept through Sundarbans, the world’s largest mangrove forest and one of the last remaining habitats for tigers, a Bangladeshi official said on Monday.

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Saidur Rahman, a divisional forest officer, said the fire was spotted on Sunday, Xinhua reported. He said the firefighters had managed to bring the fire under control. Shrubs and bushes got burnt.

A three-member committee has been formed to probe the fire. No casualty has been reported. (IANS)