CHATTOGRAM: A sexagenarian woman was burnt to death and eight others were injured in a fire at a residence in the city’s Uttar Kattali area on Sunday night.
The deceased was identified as Piyara Begum, 65, while the injured are Mizanur Rahman, 42, Saifur Rahman, 18, Bibi Sultana, 35, Maher, 8, Malha, 2, Sumaiya, 18, Riyad, 22, and Salma Jahan, 21.Among them, seven are members of a family while Riyad and Salma are a couple of a different family.
Sources said the fire broke out at a rented flat of a six-storey building ‘Mariyam Bhaban’ in the area at around 9:00pm. Locals rescued the victims and rushed them to the Burn and Plastic Surgery unit of CMCH.
CMCH burn unit Head Dr Rafiq Uddin Ahmed said nine injured were admitted to the hospital on Sunday night. Of them, Piyara Begum succumbed to her injuries around 11:30am on Monday.