"Jiasmin's husband Khalilur Rahman runs a clothing business in Barguna. She and her children were going there to meet him," Abul said.

Confirming the matter, inspector of the Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) police outpost, Bacchu Mia said five people who suffered burn injuries in Jhalakathi launch fire have been admitted to the hospital.

At least 39 people were charred to death and 72 others injured in a major fire that ripped through a launch carrying some 800 passengers from Dhaka to Barguna in the early hours of Friday.