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Rupganj factory fire: 45 DNA-matched bodies to be handed over from tomorrow

The bodies of the Shezan juice factory fire victims would be handed over to their families from Wednesday.

The identities of 45 workers killed in the factory fire have been confirmed through DNA tests, officials said Tuesday. These bodies were recovered in an unrecognisably charred state.

Narayanganj Deputy Commissioner (DC) Mostain Billah said some of the bodies were kept in Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) morgue.

It was learned that 24 bodies kept at Dhaka Medical College Hospital morgue will be handed to families at noon Wednesday. The rest were kept at Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital morgue to be handed over in the next two days.

However, identities of three of the 48 bodies recovered in the same state from the same floor could not be ascertained from DNA matches.

Deputy Commissioner Mostain Billah further said that the families of the listed 45 deceased will be given Tk 50,000 for the burial and funeral.

Source: United News of Bangladesh