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Dhaka, Sunday   23 February 2020


Chawkbazar fire

Another victim dies; death toll now 69

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 02:03 PM, 26 February 2019   Updated: 02:40 PM, 26 February 2019

Photo: Daily Bangladesh

Photo: Daily Bangladesh

After the death of a burnt patient named Anwar Hossain in Chawkbazar’s Churihatta fire incident, another person named Sohag has died. Sohag died around 2:30 am on Monday. 

The burn unit coordinator of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) Dr Samanta Lal Sen confirmed the matter.

He said, “Before Sohag, a burn patient named Anwar Hossain, died while taking treatment in ICU at around 10:15 pm. His condition was alarming.” 

It is to be noted that, on Wednesday (February 20) after 10:30 pm, a devastating fire took place in Churihatta, Chawkbazar. The fire spread rapidly around the residential building. Locals including firefighters, including 37 units, operated to control the fire. Two helicopters also joined. About 14 hours of trying, the fire came under control, 67 bodies were recovered, authorities said.

Many of the burnt patients were admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH). Of these, nine were treated at the burn unit. The doctors said that their condition was critical since the beginning.