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TEJTURIBAZAR SHOP FIRE

Death toll rises to 3

Star Online Report
Firemen are inspecting the fire devastated shop after the chemical explosion yesterday afternoon at Tejturi Bazar in the capital. Photo: Palash Khan
Firemen are inspecting the fire devastated shop after the chemical explosion yesterday afternoon at Tejturi Bazar in the capital. Photo: Palash Khan

Two more people among the eleven, who were critically burnt in a fire in city’s Tejturibazar area in Tejgaon on Thursday, died at burn unit of the Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) this afternoon.

Shafiul Azam, 56, a shop manager, and Ibrahim Khalil, 36, a pedestrian succumbed to their wounds around 1:20pm, a duty doctor at the burn unit of DMCH told The Daily Star.

At least 10 people were injured as flammable chemicals caught fire and exploded at a shop on the ground floor of a residential building in the area on Thursday afternoon.

Most of the victims were pedestrians and four of the injured are still fighting for thier lives having over 30 percent of their bodies burnt. Two university students and a minor boy are among the injured.

The manager of the shop, Azam, was hospitalised with 95 percent burn injuries, the doctor said.

People gather in the area, just opposite to The Daily Star building at Farmgate, during the fire incident at a shop in the capital on Thursday. Photo: Star
People gather in the area, just opposite to The Daily Star building at Farmgate, during the fire incident at a shop in the capital on Thursday. Photo: Star

Earlier, one Abdul Latif, 50, a rickshaw van puller with 96 percent burn injuries lost his fight for life at the hospital.

According to sources, the blast occurred at Mahfuz Sewing and Electric, a shop that used to sell accessories for garment factories in East Tejturi Bazar near Farmgate around 2:45pm.

Published: 3:00 pm Friday, April 11, 2014

Last modified: 10:07 pm Friday, April 11, 2014

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