Keraniganj factory fire death toll rises to 19
Published : Sunday, 15 December, 2019 at 6:41 PM Count : 413
The death toll from Keraniganj plastic factory fire rose to 19 as two more workers succumbed to their burn injuries on Sunday evening.
The deceased were identified as Sumon, 14, and Durjoy Das.
Sumon died at 5:30pm at Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn And Plastic Surgery while Durjoy died at his house at Hijaltala Peshpara in Keraniganj's Chunkutia area.
Dr Samanta Lal Sen, chief coordinator of the unit, said 50 percent of Sumon's body was burnt.
Durjoy's brother-in-law Sanjay confirmed media about his death..
With these, five workers died on Sunday. Of them, three died in the morning.
Fourteen victims died at the burn units of Dhaka Medical College Hospital and the Sheikh Hasina National Institute till Saturday.
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 admitted to the DMCH and the Sheikh Hasina National Institute.