Two more Keraniganj fire victims die taking death toll to 16

United News of Bangladesh . Keraniganj | Published: 13:46, Dec 15,2019

 
 

Prime Plastic factory at Hijaltola in Keraniganj catches fire on Wednesday that has killed 16 people so far.

Two more victims of the Keraniganj plastic factory fire died from their injuries at Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery of Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Sunday, taking the death toll from the incident to 16.

The deceased were identified Mostakin, 22, and Abdur Razzak, 45, of Chunkutia in South Keraniganj.
 
Mostakin and Razzak who were on life support died at the Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery in the early hours, said inspector Bachchu Mia, in-charge of Dhaka Medical College Hospital police outpost.

The fire, sparked by a gas cylinder explosion at Prime Plastic factory at Hijaltola, killed a worker on the spot and injured 34 others.

Firefighters recovered the charred body of Jakir Hossain, 25, from the factory.

Later, 15 of the victims died at the hospital between early Thursday and Sunday morning.

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