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Another Tejgoan fire victim succumb

Update : 11 Apr 2014, 08:11 AM

Another victim of the Tejgaon fire incidet has succumbed to his injury. He was identified as Motaleb. 75% of his body was burnt.

Earlier, two more victims, who received severe burns after a fire broke out at a shop in the capital’s Tejgaon area on Thursday, have succumbed to their injuries at Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Friday afternoon.

The victims Shafiul Alam, 48, succumbed to 95 % burn injuries while Ibrahim Khalil, 35, succumbed to 91% burns around 1pm.

Dhaka Medical College Hospital burn unit Resident Medical Officer Partha Shankar Pal confirmed the Dhaka Tribune about the deaths.

Earlier on Thursday, another victim van-pullar Abdul Latif, 50, succumbed to 96% burns.

The fire that broke out at the capital shop also left eight other people injured, including a teenage boy.

 The injured are shop owner Mahmudul Hasan, 38, shop employee Motaleb, 14, van driver Jahirul Islam, 60, World University students Shammi Akter Jhilik, 19, and Rifat Ara Yasmin, 19, Mohammad Maksud, 36, Uzzal, 24, and Jakir Hossain, 38, a security guard of Alauddin garments housed in the building.

Majharul Islam, officer-in-charge of Tejgaon police station, said the fire broke out at Mahfuz Sewing and Service in Tejkunipara bazar area around 2:15pm. On information, three fire fighting units rushed to the spot and put out the flames around 3:30pm, he said.

Kamruzzaman Manik, manager of the shop, told the Dhaka Tribune that a drum loaded with 200 litres of phenyle reached their shop at 2pm and he opened the lid of the drum. Later, some chemicals came out of the drum and scattered on the shop floor.

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