Husband, wife killed in fridge compressor explosion at Jatrbari

A couple succumbed to their injuries on Monday sustained from an explosion in the compressor of the fridge at their home at Konapara in the capital’s Jatrabari area on April 20.

The deceased were identified as Abdul Karim, 30, Khadiza Akter, 25.

“Khadiza with 95 percent body burns breathed her last around 4 am and Karim with 54 percent burns around 6 am,” said Dr Ayub Hossain, resident surgeon of Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery.

Their daughter Fatema Akter, 2, with 35 percent burns is being treated at the same hospital and her condition is critical too, said Dr Ayub Hossain.

On April 20, around 3:30 am the explosion occurred at the kitchen of Karim and Khadiza’s house while they were having seheri, said Karim’s brother Kamal Hossain.

Three of them were admitted to Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery around 5:30 am, he said.