Friday, 29 September, 2023

Woman, her 2 kids burnt alive in Ctg

Woman, her 2 kids burnt alive in Ctg
Dear ones wail at the death of Nur Nahar Begum and her two children Md Maruf and daughter Fariya in a devastating fire in Shahid Nagar area of Chattogram on Sunday.

CHATTOGRAM: A mother and her two minor children were burnt to death while another was injured in a devastating fire in the city’s Shahid Nagar area on Sunday early hours.

The ill-fated were identified as Nur Nahar Begum, 30, wife of one Mohammad Manik, their son Md Maruf, 2, and daughter Fariya, 3.

Sources in the Fire Service and Civil Defence (FSCD) department said a fire broke out from mosquito coil at a dwelling house of one Tota Mia in the Shahid Nagar area around 4:30am.

It spread fast engulfing the adjacent houses and reduced six of them to ashes.

Four persons including the trio got trapped in the fire and sustained severe burn injuries.

On information, two fire fighting units of Bayezid FSCD station rushed to the spot and doused the blaze after a frantic effort of one hour, said the sources.

Officer in-Charge (OC) Ferdous Jahan of Bayezid Bostami Police Station said locals rescued the four persons in a critically condition and rushed to Chattogram Medical College Hospital (CMCH) for medication.

Quoting the on-duty doctor, the OC said, Maruf died shortly after he was admitted to the hospital.

Besides, Nur Nahar and Fariya breathed them last while undergoing treatment around 1:00pm. They sustained 90 per cent burn in their bodies, the officer said.

Another injured Md Imam Uddin, 23, was released from the Burn Unit of the hospital after providing treatment, added the OC.