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Death toll from Barisal tanker blast rises to 3

On Thursday, an explosion at an oil-laden tanker left two people dead on the spot

Update : 15 May 2023, 04:33 PM

The death toll from an oil tanker explosion in the Kirtankhola River in Barisal on Thursday rose to three with the death of another victim at the burn unit of Dhaka Medical College and Hospital.

The deceased was identified Kutubuddin, 48, chief driver of the vessel and son of Saleh Ahmed of Sitakunda upazila in Chittagong district.

Kutubuddin had been undergoing treatment at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital since Thursday and breathed his last on Sunday night, said Morshedul Alam, chairman of Kumira union parishad.

Fardin Arafat Swadhin, 22, son of Kutubuddin, died during the explosion.

On Thursday, an explosion occurred at an oil-laden tanker MT Ibadi-1, leaving two people including Swadhin and Babul Kanti Das, 64 dead on the spot.

The ship was anchored in the Kirtankhola River in Barisal.

The oil-tanker carrying 350,000 litre petrol and one million litre of diesel went to Barisal from Chittagong to unload oil of Meghna group in Barisal.

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