Kanon Begum, wife of Munshiganj’s Mirkadim municipality mayor Abdus Salam, succumbed to her injuries at Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery in the capital on Saturday.
She was undergoing treatment at the intensive care unit of the hospital after suffering 66 percent burns in an explosion at her house on April 6, said Partha Shankar Paal, residential surgeon of the hospital. Kanon aged 37 died around 1:00pm, he said.The explosion occurred at the residence of Abdus Salam around 9:00pm, leaving 13 people burn injured, including mayor and his wife.
The victims were admitted to the hospital and Kanon was the first victim who succumbed to burn injuries.
Most of the injured were discharged from the hospital while three or four are now undergoing treatment in the hospital, said the doctor.