2 killed in Jessore garage fire
Published: 11:08 AM, 26 December 2017 Updated: 09:16 PM, 3 January 2018
A fire broke out in a garage at Kismat Nawapara of Jessore district town on Monday night. In this incident, two people were killed and two others sustained burn injuries.
The fire originated around 8:30pm following the blast of an electric transformer when denting was going on at the garage near Rajonigandha Filling Station, said Parimal Chandra Kunda, Assistant Director of Jessore Fire Service and Civil Defence Station.
He said that the transformer turned into a fireball and fell into a truck parked inside the garage. The blaze soon engulfed the entire garage, burning down it along with three trucks and a covered van, He added.
After getting the news of fire, five firefighting units from different stations rushed in and brought the fire under control around 10:30pm.
They also recovered the charred bodies of two people from the garage.
Additional Superintendent of Jessore Police Naimur Rahman said at least two people were killed in the incident while two others suffered injuries.
The identity of the deceased could not be known immediately.
The injured – Kabir Hossain and Ashraful – were taken to Jessore General Hospital.