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2 more Rampura godown fire victims die

Two more people who sustained burn injuries in a fire that broke out in a scrap warehouse in the capital’s Rampura area, died at a Dhaka hospital, raising the death toll from the incident to three.

The deceased were identified as Nader, 50, of Jamalpur district and Md Siddique, 50, of Rajbari district.

Nader breathed his last on Sunday night and Siddique died in the early hours of Monday while undergoing treatment at Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery, said SM Aiyub Hossain, resident surgeon of the institute.

Siddique suffered 54 percent burn injuries and Nader 43 percent, the Surgeon added.

The bodies were kept at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) morgue, said Inspector Bachchu Mia, in-charge of DMCH police outpost.

Earlier on Sunday noon, Helal Uddin, 50, succumbed to his injuries at the hospital where he was undergoing treatment with 85 per cent burn injuries.

On Thursday morning, five people sustained burn injuries after the warehouse near Bou Bazar Matir Mosque in Rampura caught fire following a cylinder explosion while loading goods in a truck.

Source: United news of Bangladesh