4 resorts, 3 restaurants gutted in Sajek Valley fire

Four resorts and three restaurants in Rangamati’s Sajek Valley — one of the most popular tourist attractions in Bangladesh — were gutted in a devastating fire early today, officials said.

Fortunately, no casualties were reported. All the tourists and the staff staying at the resorts escaped unhurt, according to the officials.

The fire broke out at Obokash Resort around 4:30 am and soon spread to three other resorts and restaurants, said Mizanur Rahman, deputy commissioner of Rangamati district.

Apart from Obokash, the fire destroyed Sajek Eco Valley Resort, Megh Chut Resort, Mantana Resort, Maruti Restaurant, and two other establishments.

On information, firefighters from Dighinala Fire Service and army personnel rushed to the spot but it took them over two hours to douse the flames.

However, what caused the fire could not be known immediately. “A probe has been ordered,” the DC said.