Keraniganj factory fire death toll rises to 14

Published: December 14, 2019 11:22:29 | Updated: December 15, 2019 11:29:29

Wife of a worker who died in Keraniganj plastic factory fire cries as the body is being transported by an ambulance from Dhaka Medical College Hospital morgue in the city on Friday — FE photo by KAZ Sumon

Another victim of Keraniganj plastic factory fire succumbed to his injuries at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) on Saturday morning, taking the death toll from the incident to 14.

The deceased was identified as Asad, 14.

He died at the burn unit of the hospital around 7am, said Inspector Bachchu Mia, in-charge of the DMCH police outpost.

The fire, sparked by a gas cylinder explosion at Prime Plastic factory at Hijaltola, killed a worker on the spot and injured 34 others, UNB reported.

Firefighters recovered the charred body of Jakir Hossain, 25, from the factory.

Thirteen of the victims died at the DMCH burn unit between Wednesday night and Thursday afternoon.

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