Injured Shahin dies at DMCH
For the family it felt like a miracle that Shahin Bepari survived the US-Bangla plane crash in Kathmandu two weeks ago when so many of his fellow passengers did not.
His wife Reema Akhter and 12-year-old daughter Suchona saw no reason to lose hope. The 42-year-old was even talking to his family members on the day of the crash to let them know that he survived and was injured.
Seriously burnt Shahin was flown back to Dhaka on March 18 and admitted to the burn unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital.
Reema was at her husband's bedside almost all the time waiting for the day the doctors would release him and she would take him home.
That was not to be.
Shahin's condition drastically deteriorated yesterday and he was moved to the intensive care unit. Things worsened and he was put on life support around noon.
The store manager of Sadarghat breathed his last at 4:45pm.
About 32 percent of his body, including his respiratory track, back, and hands and legs, had been burnt when flight BS211 caught fire on impact at Tribhuvan International Airport.
Resident surgeon Partha Shanker Paul of the burn unit said survival chances of patients who have had their respiratory tracks burnt were not very high.
With this, the death toll of the crash is now 50, with 27 Bangladeshis.
The body of the passionate traveler will be taken to his Shidhirganj home in Narayanganj for burial.
A total of seven survivors were brought to Dhaka and all were admitted to DMCH.
Of them, Kabir Hossain, who was on life support, was flown to Singapore early yesterday. Two more Bangladeshi survivors are in Singapore for treatment.
The five others being treated under a 14-member medical board in DMCH are stable.