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