Dhaka plastic factory fire death toll rises to 16

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

Relatives mourn after a deadly fire in a plastic factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 12 December 2019. Photo: ReutersTwo more victims of the Keraniganj plastic factory fire succumbed to their injuries at Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery in the capital on Sunday, taking the death toll from the incident to 16.

The deceased were identified Mostakin, 22, and Abdur Razzak, 45, of Chunkutia in South Keraniganj, reports UNB.

Mostakin and Razzak, who were on life support, died at Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery in the early hours, said inspector Bachchu Mia, in-charge of Dhaka Medical College Hospital police outpost.

The fire, sparked by a gas cylinder explosion at Prime Plastic factory at Hijaltola, killed a worker on the spot and injured 34 others. Fire fighters recovered the charred body of Jakir Hossain, 25, from the factory.

Thirteen of the victims died at the hospital between early Thursday and Saturday morning.

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