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Keraniganj fire death toll now 19

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Update: 2019-12-15 12:23:30
Keraniganj fire death toll now 19

DHAKA:  Five more victims of the Prime Pet and Plastic Industries Limited factory fire in Keraniganj succumbed to injuries on Sunday (Dec 15) taking the death toll to 19.

Abdur Razzam, Muttaqim and Abu Sayeed breathed their last at Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital this morning, Dr Samanta Lal Sen, Chief Coordinator of the institute said. 

Earlier on Saturday another victim Asad, 14, died at the unit. 

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: 1215 HRS, DEC 15, 2019

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