Death toll rises to 14
Keraniganj factory fire: One more burn victim dies
Published : Saturday, 14 December, 2019 at 10:42 AM Count : 470
One more person, who received burn injuries in a fire at Keraniganj plastic factory, has died at Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn And Plastic Surgery.
Victim Asad, 14, died at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital on Saturday morning while undergoing treatment, raising the death toll 14.
The hospital resident sergeant Dr Partho Shanker confirmed his death.
Thirteen other burn victims have, so far, died at the burn unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) from Wednesday to Thursday.
A fire broke out at Prime Pack and Plastic Industries Ltd in Chunkutia area on December 11.
On information, 10 fire fighting units rushed to the scene and put the blaze under control over an hour of frantic efforts.
The burn victims were taken to the DMCH and the Sheikh Hasina National Institute.