DHAKA: Twelve more workers, who were critically burnt in Wednesday’s factory fire in Keraniganj, died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) on Thursday.
With this, the death toll from the fire at Prime Patent Plastic Limited reached 13 at DMCH burn unit a day after the fire gutted the factory on Wednesday afternoon.
Bachchu Mia, inspector of DMCH police outpost, said 35 injured were admitted to the burnt unit of the hospital following the fire incident Wednesday.
DMCH Burn Unit Resident Surgeon Dr Ariful Islam Nabin told Banglanews that twelve succumbed to their injuries till 1:30pm Thursday.
The ten deceased were identified as Imran, Babul, 32, Alam Hossain, Raihan, 16, Zinarul Islam, Khalek, Salauddin, 32, Sujon, Faysal, 25, Jahangir and Mehedy and Abdur Razzak.
The bodies were kept at the hospital morgue.
A deadly fire, sparked by a gas cylinder explosion at a factory in Hijaltola, killed a worker and injured 35 others. Firefighters at first recovered the charred body of Jakir Hossain, 25, from the factory.
BDST: 1143 HRS, DEC 12, 2019