A couple suffered severe burn injuries in a fire caused by a “TV explosion” at a house in Dhaka’s Agargaon area yesterday afternoon.
Akhter Hasan, 40, a pharmaceutiacal trader, and his wife Salma Akhter, 35, were admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) with 97 percent and 95 percent burns respectively, Inspector Bachchu Mia, in-charge of DMCH Police Outpost, told The Daily Star.
The incident took place on the ground floor of a three-storey building in Pashchim Agargaon around 4pm, Jane Alam Munshi, officer-in-charge of Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Police Station, told The Daily Star.
The fire broke out supposedly following explosion of an old television set at Akhter’s flat, said Jane Alam.
The couple’s son is safe as he was out of the house during the incident, added the OC.