Seven people including three women and a child sustained burn injuries when a fire broke out at a building in the city’s Pallabi area on Wednesday night.
The injured were identified as Roushanara Begum, 70, Rina Begum, 50, Shafiqul Islam, 35, son of Rina, Sumon, 40, a gas stove worker, Renu Begum, 35, Nazneen, 25 and her daughter Noushin, 5.
Inspector Bachchu Mia, in-charge of Dhaka Medical College and Hospital police camp, said the fire broke out on the ground floor of the six-storey building of Rafiqul Islam when worker Sumon was repairing a gas pipeline around 11:15 pm, leaving seven people injured.
Later, they were taken to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital.
Rafiqul Islam, said, “We called a local gas stove worker as the gas flow in our building is low. The fire broke out suddenly when the worker lit fire to check gas flow.”