Keraniganj fire death toll climbs to 14

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

Relatives are seen at the morgue of Dhaka Medical College Hospital after a deadly fire in a plastic factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 12 December 2019. Photo: ReutersAnother victim of Keraniganj plastic factory fire succumbs to his injuries at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) on Saturday morning, taking the death toll from the incident to 14, reports UNB.

The deceased was identified as Asad, 14.

He died at the burn unit of the hospital around 7:00am, UNB quoted inspector Bachchu Mia, in-charge of the DMCH police outpost, as saying.

Relatives mourn after a deadly fire in a plastic factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 12 December 2019. Photo: ReutersThe fire, sparked by a gas cylinder explosion at Prime Plastic factory at Hijaltola, killed a worker on the spot and injured 34 others. Firefighters recovered the charred body of Jakir Hossain, 25, from the factory.

Thirteen of the victims died at the DMCH burn unit between Wednesday night and Thursday afternoon.

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