46 bodies of Chawkbazar fire victims handed over to families

Sun Online Desk

22nd February, 2019 10:40:07 printer

46 bodies of Chawkbazar fire victims handed over to families

 

Bodies of 46 people, out of 78 killed in the devastating fire at a chemical warehouse in the city’s Chawkbazar area, have been handed over to their respective family members.

 

Forty five bodies were handed over to the families of the victims as of 10 am on Friday, said DMCH camp in-charge Bachhu Miah. Later, another body was handed over to a family.

 

Additional SP of CID (Media) Sharmin Jahan said they will start matching DNA sample of relatives of the victims (whose bodies couln’t be identified) from today.

 

Earlier on Thursday DMCH forensic department head Prof. Sohel Mahmud said that during postmortem they collected DNA sample of those victims whose bodies could not be identified.

 

At least 78 people were killed and around 41 others injured in a devastating fire that broke out at a chemical warehouse and raged through four other adjacent buildings in the city’s Chawkbazar area on Wednesday night.


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