Keraniganj factory fire death toll climbs to 17

Three more victims of Keraniganj plastic factory fire succumbed to their injuries at Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery of DMCH in the capital on Sunday, taking the death toll from the incident to 17, reports UNB.

The deceased were Mostakin, 22, and Abdur Razzak, 45, of Chunkutia and Abu Sayeed,28.

Mostakin and Razzak died at the hospital in the early hours today while Abu Sayeed died around 11:00am, 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.

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