Death toll from the fire at a plastic factory at Keraniganj reached 13 with the death of twelfth victim at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) on Thursday (Dec 12), a day after the fire gutted the plastic factory.
The factory workers died while undergoing treatment at the DMCH Burn Unit, confirmed Associate Professor Dr Tahmina Sattar Shimu.
Six out of the eleven victims have been identified as Imran, Jahangir, Bablu, Rayhan, Khalek and Salahuddin.
On Wednesday (Dec 11) around 5 pm, a fire broke out at Keraniganj, killing one worker on spot while 34 were taken to DMCH with burn injuries.
As many as 10 fire fighting units worked to douse the fire. They said that the fire may have been caused by a gas-pipe leakage.
Local MP Nasrul Hamid Bipu, who went to DMCH, to visit the victims, said that the factory didn’t have any government approval.