Six members of a family sustained burn injuries in a fire that broke at a building in the Kattoli area of the port city in the small hours of Tuesday.
The victims have been identified as Shahjahan Sheikh, 25, Sazeda Begum, 49, Silruba Begum, 18, Mahia Akter, 9, Jibon Sheikh, 14, and Swadhin Sheikh, 17.
Zahir Hossain, officer-in-charge of Akbar Shah police station said the fire broke out at a flat in the six-storey ‘Mariam Vila’ around 12.30am.
On information, a firefighting unit went to the spot and rescued the victims. Local people helped doused the flames soon.
The injured were rushed to Chattogram Medical College and Hospital in the night.
They received 80 to 40 percent burns.
Police suspect a leak from a cooking gas cylinder triggered the fire. “Anyway, a probe is on,” the OC said.
Source: United News of Bangladesh