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Narayanganj factory fire: Victims’ bodies being shifted to Suhrawardy hospital

  • Published at 05:54 pm July 10th, 2021
Narayanganj fire
Rescue team bringing out bodies from the burnt building of Shezan juice factory in Bhulta, Narayanganj on July 8, 2021 Mehedi Hasan/ Dhaka Tribune

The move comes as DMCH morgue runs out of space 

The bodies of the workers killed in Narayanganj factory fire are being shifted from Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) to Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital (ShSMC) morgue.

A total of 15 of the 48 bodies kept at the DMCH were sent to the ShSMC morgue on Saturday noon.

According to the hospital’s forensic department, the bodies are being sent to the morgue of another hospital as per the instructions of the concerned officials as there is not enough space at the DMCH.

On Thursday evening, at least 49 workers – trapped on the third floor with its only exit locked – died when a massive fire engulfed the Hashem Foods factory building. 

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 Three others also died after jumping off the six-storey factory.

Most of the victims were women and children, who worked in the factory.

None of the deceased could be identified as their bodies had completely burnt to an unidentifiable state.

The fire was finally brought under control fully on Friday night after 29 hours of frantic efforts.

The injured are undergoing treatment at DMCH and US-Bangla Medical College and Hospital at Rupganj.

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Apart from the Home Ministry probe team, several other agencies and the local administration have also started investigations into the incident.

According to the Fire Service, a huge amount of plastic and packaging materials in the building had fueled the fire in just a few minutes after it broke out.

They said the blocked door at the factory’s staircase has caused so many deaths that could have been avoided.

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