Five individuals, including three minor children, sustained burn injuries in a fire that erupted as gas was being transferred carelessly cylinder from one cylinder to another in Birganj upazila in the district on Saturday. The injured have been identified as Jahidul Islam, his wife Shahana Begum, their 13-year-old son Joy, three-year-old daughter Lamia and their neighbour’s five-year-old son Saidur Rahman. Of the injured, the children have been undergoing treatment with back injuries at M Abdur Rahim Medical College in the upazila after taking first-aid from Upazila Health Complex. Witnesses said a fire broke out suddenly as Jahidul was transferring gas from a bigger cylinder to a smaller one at his house in Centerpara area around 2pm, leaving the five critically injured. Read: Two die a week after Sylhet gas cylinder blast Locals first rushed them to the Upazila Health Complex and later three of them shifted to the medical college for better treatment, they said. However, it could not be ascertained immediately how much percentage of the burn the injured received. Meraj Ali, station in-charge of Birganj Fire Service and Civil Defense, said transforming gas from one cylinder to another without experience is high risky and the reason for the accident worked this factor. Subrata Kumar Sarkar, officer-in-charge Birganj police station, said they heard about the matter and were looking into it.
At least seven people were received burn injuries following an explosion in a hand sanitizer godown in Rajabari area of Kamarpara in the city on Saturday. The injured were identified as rickshaw garage owner Gazi Mazharul Islam, 48, Md. Mizan,35, Md. Nur Hossain,60, Md. Alam Mia 20, Masum, 35, Md. Al-Amin,30 and Md. Shaheen, 25. Read: Two suffer burn injuries in blast at S Alam Power Plant Officer-in-Charge of Torag Police Station Mehedi Hasan told UNB that the blast occurred around 11:45 am in a godown of hand sanitizer, leaving the seven people wounded. Local people rescued them and rushed to the emergency department of the Sheikh Hasina National Burn and Plastic Surgery Institute, he said. Resident surgeon Dr. SM Ayub Hossain of the institute said most of the injured are in critical condition.
Four people sustained burn injuries as a fire broke out in a house following a blast in the city’s Aga Sadeq Road of Bangshal area Saturday morning. The injured are Md Israfil, 62, Salma Begum, 50, their daughter Shahjadi Akhter, 35, and son Md Imran Hossain, 28. They were admitted to Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery under Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH), said Mohammad Shahjahan Sikder, Deputy Assistant Director (Media Cell) of Fire Service and Civil Defense Headquarters. READ: Gazipur godown fire 'under control' He said the explosion occurred on the ground floor in a space between two buildings. Three walls collapsed partially after the explosion. On information, three units of fire fighters rushed to the spot around 4:45 am and took the injured to the hospital, he said. The origin of the fire is yet to be known, he added. Tareq, nephew of injured Israfil who lives on the top floor of the building, said, there was a sudden explosion around 4.30 am near the building. “Hearing my uncle’s scream, we rushed to the ground floor to rescue the family members,” he said The fire might have originated from a gasline leak, he said.
A 26-year-old woman was burnt to death in a fire set allegedly by her ex husband over dowry at Dumki upazila in Patuakhali early Friday. Police said the deceased was identified as Eti Aktar of the district. Locals said Eti’s former husband Jalil, 32, came to her house in Dhoparhat village in the small hours of Friday and set her on fire while she was sleeping. Read: College student found dead in Sylhet Eti divorced Jalil few days ago as he used to torture her for dowry money, according to the locals. Abdul Salam, officer-in-charge (OC) of Dumki police station, said the body was sent to the local hospital morgue for an autopsy. A case has been filed in this regard. Efforts are on to nab the killer, said the OC.
Six Rohingyas, including children, sustained burn injuries from a gas cylinder fire at Ukhia camp in Cox's Bazar Thursday, police said. The injured were identified as Nur Alam, his wife, their two sons and two others from a nearby home. They are being treated at Kutupalong MSF Hospital, said Naimul Haque, commander of Cox's Bazar Armed Police Battalion-14 (APBn-14). Read: Four of family suffer burns in Narayanganj fire The fire broke out at the house of Nur Alam of at Block D/4 in Ukhia Rohingya Camp 1/East. "Nurul Alam's wife was trying to light their gas stove in the morning but it did not work. She might have left the gas cylinder on to light the stove with a match stick, which caused the fire," said Naimul.
Police have arrested three people for setting fire to 12 buses seized by police in Faridpur. The arrestees are Zahurul Islam Johnny, 24, a resident of West Goalchamat area, Parvez Mridha, 21, of the same area and Mohammad Ali, 41, of Gorail village in Nagarkanda. They were arrested from Goalchamat area on Monday, said Additional Superintendent of Police Jamal Pasha in a press conference. Arrestee Johnny and Mohammad Ali gave confessional statements at a Faridpur court on Monday afternoon, he said. READ: One held over murder of schoolgirl ‘after rape’ in Magura It was learnt that Johnny used to look after the buses in police custody and Mohammad Ali was a night guard there. On the night of March 12, seized buses of South Line enterprise were set on fire. Of the 22 buses 12 were burnt. The buses were owned by brothers Barkat and Rubel. The buses were seized by Kotwali Police in a money laundering case of Tk 2,000 crore filed by CID at Kafrul Police Station in Dhaka. Imdadul Haque, head of the probe committee formed over the fire incident, said at the press conference that the buses were insured by various insurance companies and had debts to banks. However an investigation will reveal more on this, he said
One of the two minor siblings who were set on fire by their brother-in-law in the city's Adabor area on Tuesday, succumbed to her burn injuries at a Dhaka hospital on Friday morning. The deceased was identified as 10-year-old Mitu, who had suffered 98% burns. She died at Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery in the morning, said Bacchu Mia, inspector-in-charge of Dhaka Medical College and Hospital outpost. Mitu’s five-year-old brother Bappy, who sustained 8% burns on his hands is currently recuperating at the same hospital. Also read: 3 steel mill workers burnt by molten iron at Jatrabari The two siblings, children of Babul Talukdar, a betel leaf seller, and Aklima Akter, a RMG factory worker, were set on fire at 12pm on Tuesday at a flat in Sunibir Housing Society in the Adabor area. Owner of the building, Abdul Malek said that the brother-in-law of the victims, Allauddin, and his wife Mou lived in a rented flat on the ground floor of the building. “On Tuesday, we rescued the two children hearing their screams and admitted them to the Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery around 3pm,” he said. Arif, a neighbour of Alauddin, said, “Hearing the screams, we rushed to the flat. After breaking open the door, we rescued both the siblings." Also read: 10-month old burnt to death in Chandpur fire In his statement to the police, Bappy said that the accused had called them to his house and set them ablaze. "He then locked the door from outside and left the spot."
Three workers were burnt by molten iron as an iron pipe exploded in a steel mill in the capital’s Jatrabari area on Tuesday. The incident occurred around 8.30 pm at Shahriar Steel Mill in Konapara of Jatrabari. Burn victims Mohammad Shahin, 25, Mohammad Akter Hossain, 50, and Mohammad Main Uddin, 22, were taken to Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH). READ: Segunbagicha Tax Commission’s building fire doused Shafiul Islam, a colleague who brought victims to the hospital said, an old pipe of iron exploded and molten iron fell over the workers. Md. Bachchu Mia, police inspector of DMCH police camp said that various parts of the body including the arms and legs of the three workers were burnt and they are undergoing treatment there. READ: Dhaka plastic factory fire doused
A 10 months old baby girl was burnt to death in sleep as a fire gutted three houses at Bishnupur union in Chandpur sadar upazila on Thursday. The deceased was Nusrat, daughter of Md Joynal Abedin of Sugandhya Safarmali village in the union. The fire started from the kitchen of Jaynal Abedin’s house at 12:30 pm and within a few minutes it spread to the whole house, said the locals. Also read: 2 sisters burnt as building catches fire in Ctg Nusrat’s mother went out keeping her daughter asleep in the house when the fire broke out, said the family. Two units of firefighters brought the flames under control within 30 minutes and recovered the baby’s charred body, said Md Jakir Hossain, Inspector of Chandpur South Fire Service Station. Nusrat’s body was handed over to Chandpur sadar model police station, he said. Also read: 18-yr-old burnt alive by husband in Kushtia “There was a gas cylinder in the kitchen and electric connections in all the rooms but the origin will be known after an investigation,” said the Fire Service official.
Two women suffered burn injuries as a fire broke out in a flat at Rahattarpul under Bakalia police station in the port city on Thursday. The victims are Sabrina Khaled,23 and sister Samia Khaled,18, daughters of Abdullah Khaled. Senior station officer of Chandanpura Fire Service Md Shahidul Islam said the fire started on the fifth floor of the building around 11:15 am. Also read: Fire breaks out near Bangabandhu National Stadium Local people had doused the fire before the firefighters reached the spot, he said. The injured women were admitted to Chattogram Medical College Hospital. The fire might have originated from gas stove, said Shahidul Islam adding that three doors and windows of the flat and adjoining flats were damaged following an explosion after the fire incident. Also read: Fire breaks out at Ctg vegetable oil factory