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Six buses were on fire at as many points in the capital within the span of an hour this afternoon. 

The locations are: Motijheel, Secretariat intersection, Bongshal, Shahbagh, Khilgaon, and in front of Awami League office on Bangabandhu Avenue.

The incidents happened between 1:00pm and 2:30pm today, said duty officer of Fire Service and Civil Defence Russel Shikder.

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The fire service officials first received information that fire originated in a bus on Bangabandhu Avenue and soon after they came to know of another such incident in front of Aziz Super Market at Shahbagh, the duty officer said.

A firefighting unit was sent to Secretariat intersection around 2:10pm to douse another bus on fire, he said.

They completely doused buses on fire on Bangabandhu Avenue and Shahbagh while the blaze in other buses was brought under control, he said.

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