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Fire Rips Through Bangladesh Slum

Image: People cry after losing all of their belongings in a fire at a slum at Mirpur in Dhaka
People cry after losing all of their belongings in a fire at a slum at Mirpur in Dhaka February 11, 2014. According to local media, at least 200 shanties and 20 shops were destroyed in the fire on Tuesday, which was caused by an electric short circuit at a slum in the Mirpur area of Dhaka. ANDREW BIRAJ / Reuters

A man cries after losing all of his belongings in a fire at a slum at Mirpur in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, on Tuesday.

According to local media reports, at least 200 shanty dwellings and 20 shops were destroyed in the blaze, which was caused by an electrical short circuit.