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Keraniganj Factory Fire: Death toll raises to 9

Keraniganj Factory Fire: Death toll raises to 9

The death toll from Keraniganj plastic factory fire climbed to nine after another victim succumbed to his injures at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) on Thursday.

Bachchu Mia, inspector of DMCH police outpost, said eight people died at the burn unit of the hospital between Wednesday night and 9am Thursday.

The deceased were identified as Imran, 18, Babul, 32, Alam Hossain, Raihan, 16, Ziarul Islam, Khalek, Salauddin, 32, and Sujon.

The bodies were kept at the hospital morgue.

A deadly fire, sparked by a gas cylinder explosion at a factory in Hijaltola, killed a worker and injured 32 others. Firefighters recovered the charred body of Jakir Hossain, 25, from the factory.

The injured were taken to the burn unit of DMCH.

source: UNB

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