Fire kills 3 incl child in capital’s Eskaton

Dhaka, Wednesday   01 April 2020


Fire kills 3 incl child in capital’s Eskaton

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 09:21 AM, 27 February 2020   Updated: 01:23 PM, 27 February 2020

Photo: Symbolic

Photo: Symbolic

Three people, including a child, were killed in a fire at a garage on Dilu Road in the capital’s Eskaton early this morning.

The incident took place around 4.30 am on Thursday. Later, the fire came under control at 6 am after the hours-long combined effort of seven units of fire brigades.

The duty officer from the fire service control room Md Ershad confirmed this matter. He said two people were burned in the fire. In addition, three more people became ill with smoke. The five have been admitted to Dhaka Medical College (DMC) Hospital.

The victims are Shahidul Islam and his wife Jannatul Ferdous. The other three are admitted to the One-Stop Service Center of the emergency unit of the hospital. These are Sumaiya Akhter, her son Mahdi, and Mahmudul Hasan.

SI Bachchu Mia, in-charge of the police outpost at Dhaka Medical College Hospital, said there are five fire victims admitted to the hospital. The bodies of the three deceased are also placed in the morgue.

The identity of the victims could not be immediately identified as the fire burned, the police official said.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known.