Three victims of Uttarkhan fire admitted to hospital

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Three women of the same family in Dhaka’s Uttarkhan suffered burn injuries in a gas cylinder explosion on Friday night.

They have been admitted to the Sheikh Hasina National Burns and Plastic Surgery hospital.

The three burn victims are– Daliya Rahman (35), her mother Aleya Begum (55) and Daliya’s brother’s daughter Laiju (30). Out of them, Aleya has suffered 60 per cent burns in her body.

The accident occurred at around 8:00pm.

Uttarkhan police station’s sub-inspector (SI) Rajib Khan said, Daliya’s family lives in a rented apartment on the third floor of an eight-storied building named Dream Palace, situated adjacent to the Rajabari Orphanage.

On Friday night when the gas-run stove was turned on, the kitchen caught fire. Police suspect that gas leaked from the cylinder and filled up the kitchen. When the stove was lit to boil water, the kitchen caught fire.