Narayanganj factory fire: Remains of 24 deceased handed over to families today
The atmosphere of Dhaka Medical College morgue premises was heavy with the mourning of family members waiting for the remains of loved ones who died in the fire at Hashem Food and Beverage Factory in Narayanganj.
Families of 24 deceased received the remains at Dhaka Medical College morgue this afternoon.
The handover started around 1:45pm in presence of representatives from Narayanganj district administration and Criminal Investigation Department.
The 24 deceased, whose bodies have been handed over to their families, are: Ayat Hossain, Nayeem Islam, Nusrat Jahan Tuktuki, Hima Akter, Sagorika Saila, Khadeja Akter, Mohammad Ali, Takiya Akter, Shahana Akter, Mitu Akter, Jahanara, Farzana, Fatema Akter, Nazma Khatun, Ishrat Jahan Tuli, Nazma Begum, Rashed, Rakib Hossain, Firoza, Tarek Zia, Ripon Mia, Shahana Akter, Munna and Riya Akter.
Identities of 45, out of 48 people, who died in the fire have been confirmed through DNA matching.
The 24 bodies kept at DMCH were handed over today while the rest kept at Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College and Hospital morgue will be handed over on Saturday, said SM Mahfuzur Rahman, additional deputy commissioner of Narayanganj district administration.
Ambulance for carrying the bodies and funeral cost are being covered by Sajeeb Group which owned the Hashem foods factory, said Kazi Abdur Rahman, senior general manager of the group.
At least 51 workers and staffers died when the fire erupted in the factory on July 8. Forty-eight of them died, being trapped on the third floor with its lone exit locked, when the blaze engulfed the building.