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Dhaka Tribune

Bailey Road fire: Four people claiming for two bodies

  • Five bodies at DMCH
  • ‘No relatives have come yet for remaining 3 bodies’
Update : 01 Mar 2024, 06:14 PM

Out of the 46 people who died in the Bailey Road fire, 41 bodies were handed over to their relatives. There are still five bodies at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) morgue. Among these, four individuals have made claims for two of the bodies. 

Additionally, it has been reported that no relatives have come yet for the remaining three bodies in the morgue.

A DNA specialist from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the police, Ashraful Alam, said: “Four individuals, Nazrul Islam, Hasina Begum, Amina Begum, and Waliullah, are claiming the two bodies as their relatives.”

Due to the bodies being burnt beyond recognition, their identities cannot be confirmed yet. DNA samples have been kept from the relatives. The actual identities will be known after the examination of these samples.

He also said: “No relatives have come yet for the remaining three bodies in the morgue.”

At least 46 people were killed, and over 20 others sustained severe injuries by the Bailey Road fire on Thursday night. Firefighters rescued 70 people, including 42 in unconscious state, from the rooftop and different floors of the seven-storey Green Cozy Cottage.

The fire broke out at around 9:45pm. Most of the people died as they jumped off the building or from burns or suffocation, said firefighters who brought the fire under control around 12:30am. 

Fire officials say the blaze spread fast due to the presence of gas cylinders on several floors in the restaurant kitchens. People could not leave the building due to smoke in the staircase.

Timeline: Bailey Road fire
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