One more Keraniganj fire victim dies, death toll now 14

Sun Online Desk

14th December, 2019 10:17:06 printer

One more Keraniganj fire victim dies, death toll now 14

Another victim of the Prime Pet and Plastic Industries Limited factory fire in Keraniganj died early Saturday taking the death toll to 14.

Asad, 14, breathed his last at Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital at 7:00am, Dr Partha Sankar Paul, resident surgeon of the unit said.

Another 20 people are taking treatment in critical condition for injuries at the unit.

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

Thirteen of the victims died at the DMCH burn unit between Wednesday night and Thursday afternoon.

 


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