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Fire at Kushtia Filling Station

Death toll rises to 5

KUSHTIA: The death toll from the deadly fire at a filing station in Kushtia’s Bheramara upazila rose to five, with another victim succumbing to his burn injuries at a hospital in Dhaka on Wednesday, reports UNB.

The deceased was identified as Md Bidyut Hossain, 26, who worked as an accountant at the fuel pump and a resident of the Porankhali area of the upazila.

Bidyut, who sustained only 17 percent burn injuries in the fire, died at Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery in the early hours of Wednesday, said Mojibur Rahman, officer-in-charge (OC) of Bheramara Police Station.

Earlier on August 18, another worker Rimon succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.

On August 12, the fire broke out at Dafadar Filling Station in the Mahishdoba area around 7.30 pm while unloading of fuel from an oil tanker.

Two workers—Shahajul, 34, son of Shahajuddin and Bijoy, 15, son of Touhidul Islam of Digholkandi village in Bheramara upazila—died on the spot while three people sustained burn injuries.

No arrest has been made in this connection as no complaint was lodged, said the OC, adding that “an investigation is on”.