Eleven abandoned buses of Baghdad Express have been gutted in a fire that broke out at a depot in city gate area of Chattogram on Thursday.
The fire originated there around 1:30 pm and engulfed the entire depot rapidly.
On information, three firefighting units rushed to the spot and brought the blaze under control around 2 pm, said Newton Das, deputy assistant director of Chattogram Fire Service.
However, they were yet to ascertain what actually sparked the fire at the depot of abandoned buses.
According to local sources, the buses were parked together in the garage. Suddenly one of those caught fire mysteriously, which later spread onto other vehicles parked there.
Sohail Iqbal, general manager of Baghdad Express, said some 11 vehicles of the company were parked in the garage. Of those, 5 to 7 vehicles were still operational.
Sohail said, "I cannot confirm the cause of the fire as there was no security guard conducting surveillance at the depot premises."