Narayanganj Fire: Another victim dies | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, February 19, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:54 AM, February 19, 2020

Narayanganj Fire: Another victim dies

One more victim of Monday's fire in Narayanganj succumbed to his injuries yesterday at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH).

Kiron Miya (45), who was admitted to the hospital with 70 percent burns, died at 10am, said DMCH police outpost in-charge Bacchu Mia, quoting the doctors.

Six other victims of the deadly blaze from the gas explosion were undergoing treatment at the burn unit of the hospital, three of whom are in critical condition, the official added.

Abul Hossain (25) sustained 45 percent burns, Hiron Miya (25) 22 percent, Kawser Miya (16) 25 percent, Mukta Aktar (20) 15 percent, three-year-old Elma Aktar 14 percent burns, while 10-year-old Apon sustained 20 percent burn injuries.

Abdullah al Arefin, deputy director of Narayanganj Fire Service and Civil Defence, told The Daily Star that family members fell asleep without turning off the gas stove on the day.

As a result, gas accumulated overnight, causing the explosion after fire was lit in the kitchen, the deputy director added.

 

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