3 more members of a family die in Chattogram fire



Three more members of a family, suffering burn injuries in a fire at their house in the city’s Double Mooring area on October 19, have also lost their battle for life at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) today.

The deceased were identified as Amir Hossain, 32, son of Abul Khayer of Gouranagar village in Nabinagar upazila of Brahmanbaria, his expectant wife Khaleda Akhter, 25, and daughter Unia, 5.

Earlier, Amir’s son Md Ashraful, 4, died in the fire incident.

Amir’s brother Jamal Hossain said Amir, a fish trader, succumbed to his burn injuries around 10 am on Wednesday while Unia around 11 pm the same day and Khaleda died around 2 am on Thursday.

All the four members of the family were injured in the fire at their rented house at Moulvipara in the early hours of October 19. The fire originated from an electric short circuit.

They were immediately taken to Chittagong Medical College Hospital (CMCH) where Ashraful succumbed to his injuries around 7 am on the day while the rest were sent to the DMCH for better treatment

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