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Oil-laden lorry overturns in Savar: Death toll rises to 3

  • Helal receives 100% burn injuries
  • Six injured undergoing treatment at Sheikh Hasina National Burn and Plastic Surgery Institute
Update : 03 Apr 2024, 12:07 AM

The death toll from the fire incident following the overturning an oil-laden lorry in Savar has been reached three following death of another injured at Sheikh Hasina National Burn and Plastic Surgery Institute in Dhaka.

The injured truck driver Md Helal Hawlader, hailing from Barguna, succumbed to his injuries around 9:30pm on Tuesday.

Resident Surgeon of the institute Dr Md Tariqul Islam confirmed the matter.

Helal received 100% burn injuries, said the physician. 

Earlier, two people were killed and eight others were injured when five vehicles caught on fire after an oil-laden lorry overturned in Savar on Tuesday.

The incident took place in the Jorpul area in Hemayetpur.

On information, three units of fire service rushed to the spot and doused the blaze

The deceased were identified as Iqbal and Nazrul Islam.

Among the eight injured, Helal died at night.

The seven other injured are- Milon Molla, 22, Mim, 10, Al-Amin 35, Nironjon, 45, Abdus Salam, 35, Sakib, 24, Md Al Amin, 22.

Six of them are undergoing treatment at Sheikh Hasina National Burn and Plastic Surgery Institute in Dhaka.

Savar Highway police station Officer-in-Charge Md Babul said four trucks and a private car were burnt when an oil-laden lorry overturned and caught fire.

Vehicular movement on the Dhaka-Aricha highway came to a standstill after the incident.

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