CHATTOGRAM: One child was burnt to death and four others were injured in separate fire incidents in the city and district on Saturday.
The deceased was identified as Md Ashraful, 5, while the injured were his parents Amir Hossain, 45, Khaleda Akter, 30, and his elder sister Tania, 7, of Mollapara area under Double-mooring police station in the city and Salma Begum, 25, of Jangle Salimpur area under Sitakunda upazila.Source said a fire broke out from electric short-circuit at house of Amir Hossain at Mollapara around 12:30am.
Four members of the family sustained injuries in the fire and they were sent to Chattogram Medical College Hospital (CMCH) where Ashraful succumbed to his injuries at 7:00am.
The injured were undergoing treatment at Burn and Plastic Surgery unit of the hospital, said Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) Alauddin Talukder of the hospital police outpost.
On the other hand, Salma sustained burn injuries in a gas cylinder explosion during cooking at Sitakunda upazila in the morning.