1 killed, 3 injured in city firesStaff Correspondent
A man was burnt to death and three others were injured in two incidents of fire in the capital’s Jurain and Pallabi Sunday morning.
At Jurain, a man was burnt to death after a fire broke out in his shop where he was sleeping at Jurain rail gate under Kadamtali in the morning.
Kadamtali police subinspector Saiful Shikder said the deceased, Pran Gopal Debnath, 50, was a resident of East Jurain. He was from Monohorganj in Comilla.
Fire service and civil defence duty officer Nilufar Yeasmin said Pran Gopal was sleeping inside his shop when the fire broke out there at about 4:30am.
On information, fire fighters went to the spot and put out the fire at about 5:25am, she said.
The fire might have originated from a mosquito coil at the shop and spread to other adjacent shops, leaving him dead, she said.
At Pallabi, three labourers sustained burn injuries as a fire broke out after they lighted a candle in a reserve tank of a building at section 11 of the area in the morning.
The injured Mohammad Sohel, 25, Sohel, 27, and Mizunar Rahman, 30, were admitted to burn unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital.
Co-workers took them to the hospital and told reporter at the DMCH that they were cleaning the reserve tank on the ground floor of BRAC Bank office at Pallabi and a fire broke out while they lighted a candle at about 9:00am.
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