Another Ashulia fire victim dies
A teenage worker, who suffered burn injuries at a gas lighter factory fire in Ashulia two days ago, died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital this morning.
Rokeya Akter Roti, 18, succumbed at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital’s burn unit around 10:30am, Partha Sangkar Paul, a resident surgeon of the DMCH burn unit, told The Daily Star.
With this, two workers have so far been died from the fire incident.
Three more burn victims are being given treatment at the ICU while four others at the High Dependency Unit, the doctor said.
On Tuesday, at least 26 female workers including the two suffered burns after a fire broke out at the gas lighter factory in Ashulia, on the outskirts of Dhaka.
According to the locals, the fire engulfed the factory building after an explosion. Firefighters with nine fire engines from different fire stations doused the blazes after two hours of frantic effort.
Twenty-one of the injured women, aged between 14 and 40, were admitted to the DMCH Burn Unit and five to Enam Medical College Hospital (EMCH) in Savar.