2 workers burnt to death in Ctg fire

New Age Online

Two workers were burnt to death in a fire which broke out at a socks factory in Oxygen area under Bayazid Bostami police station of the port city early Friday, reports UNB.
The victims were identified as Arafat Rony, 23, and Iftekhar Mahmud, 30.
According to local sources, the fire originated from an electric short circuit at the factory at about 3:30 am and it soon engulfed the entire factory.
On information, two fire fighting units rushed to the spot and doused the blaze after two hours of frantic efforts with the help of local people.
All the eight workers of the factory, except Arafat and Iftekhar, who were then asleep, managed to come out of the burning factory unharmed.
Critically injured Arafat and Iftekhar were rushed to the Chittagong Medical College and Hospital where doctors declared them dead.
Officer-in-charge of Bayazid Bostami police station Shairul Islam confirmed the incident.

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