A 15-year-old physically challenged boy was charred to death in a fire that broke out at his house in Dingamanik village of Barishal's Sadar upazila early on Tuesday morning.
The deceased was identified as Mainuddin, 15, son of ANM Mohiuddin.
Mohammad Hasan Ali, senior station officer of Barishal Sadar Fire Service and Civil Defence, said a leakage in the family's cooking gas cylinder triggered the fire in their house around 4 am, reports UNB.
All the family members managed to rush out of the house, except the teen.
On information, a firefighting unit rushed to the spot and extinguished the blaze within an hour. The firemen later pulled out the charred body of the boy from the house.