Death toll climbs to 19 in Keraniganj factory plastic fire

Sun Online Desk

15th December, 2019 07:24:58 printer

Death toll climbs to 19 in Keraniganj factory plastic fire

More two victims of Keraniganj plastic factory fire succumbed to their injuries at Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) on Sunday afternoon, taking the death toll to 19 in the incident.

Earlier in the morning, three burned victims were also succumbed to their injuries at DMCH.

The deceased were identified as Rajjak, 42, son of late Abdur Rashid, resident of Hijtala Chunkuthia area of Keraniganj, Mostakim 21, son of late Montaj, of Tanore of Rajshahi and Abu Sayed.

Mostakin, Razzak and Abu Sayed who were on life support died at the Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery in the early hours, said Inspector Bachchu Mia, in-charge of Dhaka Medical College Hospital police outpost.

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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