Armanitola Fire

Most of the injured in critical condition

Staff Correspondent

25 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Most of those, who were injured in the Armanitola chemical storehouse fire incident, are in critical condition.

Of the wounded, four are at Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Of them, a newlywed couple--Ashikuzzaman Khan and Muna Sarker—are on the life support as their conditions are very critical.

Dr Samanta Lal Sen, chief coordinator of Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery, briefed journalists on Saturday morning.

A total of 21 injured were admitted to the hospital. Of them, one returned to his house after taking first aid while the rest 20 are undergoing treatment at the hospital. Four have been kept at the ICU.  Of them, two are on life support,” he said.

He said, “Most of the victims sustained injuries in their breathing tubes,” he said.            

Salman Farsi, younger brother of Ashikuzzaman, told journalists that they had not yet met their brother and sister-in-law Muna as they could not regain sense.

The doctors told them if the couple doesn’t regain their sense within 72 hours, their survival might be uncertain.

Ashikuzzaman was a student of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) while Muna was a student of Jagannath University.

Six members of Muna’s family sustained injuries in the fire incident.

Of them, her younger sister Sumiya Akhter, 20, a second year student of English Department at Eden Mohila College, died on Friday.

Her father Ibrahim Sarker, mother Sufiya Sarker, brother Junayed Sarker and others are undergoing treatment at the hospital.

Meanwhile, a Dhaka court fixed June 10 for submission of the investigation report in the case filed against nine people over the fire incident.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mahmuda Akhter fixed the date after receiving the first information report of the case.

On Friday night, Mohammad Ali Shikder, sub-inspector of Bangshal Police Station, filed the case against nine people, including owner of the Musa Bhaban, and 15 to 20 unknown others with the police station.

A devastating fire broke out at a chemical storehouse of Musa Bhaban at Armanitola in the capital at about 3:25am on Friday, killing four persons and leaving at least 21injured.

Several investigation committees were formed to look into the matter. The committees began working.