Fire in Bangladesh leaves 10,000 homeless

10K homeless after fire in Bangladesh

DHAKA, Bangladesh (CNN) - In the capital of Bangladesh, a large fire roared through a Dhaka slum Friday night.

It left around 10,000 people homeless, according to a Bangladeshi official.

The flames destroyed about 80 percent of the district. It left an enormous field of ash and debris.

The mayor of the city’s northern district hugged and tried to console the victims at a temporary shelter. He said more help is on the way.

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