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Tazreen victim Amena loses the fight

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Locals try to douse the flames in Tazreen Fashion near Dhaka Export Processing Zone in Ashulia on November 24, 2012. The fire gutted several floors of the eight-storied factory and at least 113 workers were killed in the incident. Photo: STAR
Locals try to douse the flames in Tazreen Fashion near Dhaka Export Processing Zone in Ashulia on November 24, 2012. The fire gutted several floors of the eight-storied factory and at least 113 workers were killed in the incident. Photo: STAR

A Tazreen Fashions fire victim, who developed cancer after sustaining injuries in the November 24, 2012 incident, died at a hospital in the capital early today. 

Amena Begum, 35, died at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) around 4:00am, reports our Savar correspondent.

She was a sewing machine operator of Tazreen Fashions Limited in Ashulia, on the outskirts of the capital.

Tazreen Fashions, a garment factory of Toba Group at Nishchintapur of Ashulia was burnt down in the blaze, killing 112 workers and injuring hundreds.

Amena hailed Buriadoha village of Lalmonirhat Sadar upazila suffered severe injuries after she jumped off the fourth floor to escape the fire.

Her husband Abul Hosen, a rickshaw puller, has sold his only home and 10 decimals of land at Lalmonirhat for Tk 1.84 lakh to arrange better treatment for Amena.

The poor man earlier said Amena was taken to the Centre for Child and Woman Health Care at first, then to Dhaka Medical College Hospital and later to the Trauma Centre of the capital but she was released after primary treatment. After 19 months, she was diagnosed with cancer. Her treatment was primarily funded by an organisation but they could not run it for long, Hosen said.

Published: 1:53 pm Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Last modified: 9:35 pm Wednesday, August 13, 2014

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