Two more Keraniganj fire victim die, death toll 16

Published : 15 Dec 2019, 12:40

Sahos Desk

On Sunday morning, two more Keraniganj plastic factory fire victims succumbed to their wounds at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery Center, bringing the death toll from the accident to 16.

Rajjak, 42, son of late Abdur Rashid, resident of Keraniganj Hijtala Chunkuthia district, and Mostakim 21, son of late Montaj, of Tanore of Rajshahi, named the deceased.

In the early hours, Mostakin and Razzak, who were on life support, died at the Sheik Hasina National Institute for Burn and Plastic Surgery, police outpost at Dhaka Medical College Hospital, said Inspector Bachchu Mia.

The fire at Prime Plastic factory in Hijaltola, sparked by a gas cylinder explosion, killed a worker on the spot and injured 34 others. The charred body of Jakir Hossain, 25, was rescued from the factory by firefighters.

Thirteen of the victims died from Wednesday night to Thursday afternoon at the DMCH burn unit

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