Gazipur fire death toll rises to 4

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

Logo of fire IllustrationThree more bodies were pulled out of the wreckage of a spinning mill in Faridpur of Sreepur upazila in Gazipur on Wednesday, taking the death toll to four, reports UNB.

Two of the deceased are Shahjalal Mia and Anwar.

Mohammad Aktaruzzaman, deputy director of Gazipur Fire Service Control room, said firefighters recovered the charred bodies of three more people after extinguishing the blaze at night.

The bodies were sent to Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmad Medical College Hospital for autopsy.

On Tuesday, a security guard, identified as Russel Mia, was burned to death after the fire broke out at the spinning mill around 2pm.

Eighteen firefighting units extinguished the blaze after 12 hours of frantic effort. Valuables, including cotton and machineries, were destroyed in the fire.

A three-member committee was formed to identify the cause of the fire.

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