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Kushtia filling station fire kills two

Kushtia filling station fire kills two

Fire tore quickly through a filling station in Kushtia's Bheramara upazila Friday, charring two people to death and seriously injuring one.

The deceased were identified as Shahajul, 35, of Rifaitpur union of Daulatpur upazila and Bijoy, 16, of the same area.

However, the identity of the injured could not immediately be confirmed.

"The fire broke out at Dafadar Filling Station at 7:30pm. On information, firefighters responded to the blaze," Jane Alam, deputy director of Kushtia Fire Service and Civil Defence, said.

"Shahajul and Bijay were found dead when the responders could tame the flames at 8:30pm."

"The reasons for the fire mishap could not be known immediately. A probe has been ordered to ascertain the exact cause of the blaze. The bodies were sent to Kushtia 250-bed General Hospital for autopsies," Jane Alam added.