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Fire at Chawkbazar again, 3 suffer burns

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 09:55 PM, 2 March 2019  

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Three youths suffered “severe burns” as a fire broke out at a scrap metal shop in Old Dhaka’s Chawkbazar area this afternoon.

The fire originated at the scrap-metal shop in Kamalbagh area around 5:00pm, leaving two workers and younger brother of the shop owner burn-injured, police and officials of Fire Service and Civil Defence said.

Soon after the fire started engulfing the surrounding areas, locals rushed to the spot and doused it with their own efforts, they said. Fire Service and Civil Defence officials primarily suspected that the fire might have originated from an explosion of a gas cylinder.

The injured are Sumon, 32, Nur-e-Alam, 30, and Mohammad Suman, 28. They are now undergoing treatment at the burn unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital, said Sub-Inspector Bachchu Mia, in-charge of the hospital unit police outpost.

Of them, Sumon sustained 18 percent burn injuries while Nur-e-Alam 30 percent and Mohammad Suman 26 percent, Bachchu Mia said.

The fire incident happened just 10 days after the fatal fire that broke out at a chemical warehouse in Chawkbazar area of Old Dhaka on February 20, leaving at least 71 people dead.