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Woman who sustained burns in Narayanganj explosion dies after 11 days

She gave birth to a boy while undergoing treatment

Update : 23 Mar 2023, 12:00 PM

A pregnant woman who was admitted to Sheikh Hasina National Burn and Plastic Surgery Institute after sustaining burns in the explosion from a gas line in Narayanganj Fatulla died after giving birth to a boy on Thursday morning.

The victim, Kulsum Begum, 25, was admitted to the hospital on March 12 evening. On March 13, she gave birth to a boy through caesarean surgery. She died after 11 days of treatment.

Also Read: Woman, son injured in gas line explosion in Narayanganj

SM Ayub Hossain, resident surgeon of the burn institute, said that Kulsum suffered 28% burns.

The child has been kept in the paediatric intensive care unit of the Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH), he added.

Kulsum and her three-year-old son Khalid were burnt in an explosion from a gas line in Narayanganj Fatulla on March 12, 2023 evening.

The incident took place at around 6:30pm on the sixth floor of a building named MS Tower. 

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