Three burn victims of scrap warehouse explosion die at DMCH

Three of the eight victims who suffered serious burn injuries in an explosion at a scrap warehouse at Rajabari of ​​Kamarpara in Dhaka died at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital on early Sunday.

The deceased were identified as Gazi Mazharul Islam, 48, Md Alam Mia, 20, and Md Nur Hossain, 60.

Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery Resident Surgeon SM Ayub Hossain said Mazharul received 32 per cent burns in the blast while Nur and Alam received 95 percent and 70 percent burns respectively.

The trio along with five others suffered burn injuries in the blast occurred at about 11:45am on Saturday at the warehouse, said Turag police officer-in-charge Mehedi Hasan.

Local people rescued them and took themto the emergency department of Sheikh Hasina National Burn and Plastic Surgery Institute.

The other injured — Md Mizan, 35, Masum, 35, Md. Al-Amin, 30, Shafiqul and Md Shaheen, 25 — are undergoing treatment at the hospital with severe injuries.

Of them, Mizan and Masum received 95 per cent burns while Shafiqul received 80 per cent, Al-Amin 75 per cent and Shahin received 35 per cent burns, SM Ayub Hossain added.

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