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Keraniganj fire death toll now 14 as one more dies

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Update: 2019-12-14 12:31:35
Keraniganj fire death toll now 14 as one more dies

DHAKA: Another victim of the Prime Pet and Plastic Industries Limited factory fire in Keraniganj succumbed to injuries early Saturday taking the death toll to 14.

Asad, 14, breathed his last at Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital at 7:00am, Dr Partha Sankar, resident surgeon of the unit said.

On Thursday, twelve workers, who were critically burnt in Wednesday’s factory fire, died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH).

The deceased were Imran, Babul, Alam Hossain, Raihan, Zinarul Islam, Khalek, Salauddin, Sujon, Faysal, Jahangir and Mehedy and Abdur Razzak.

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: 1145 HRS, DEC 14, 2019

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