Another Chawkbazar fire victim dies, death toll rises to 71

Another Chawkbazar fire victim has succumbed to his burn injuries at the burn unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) on Saturday morning, raising the death toll to 71.

The deceased has been identified as Zakir Hossain, 35.

The victim, who suffered burns on 35 percent of his body, breathed his last around 8:15 am this morning, said Burn Unit Coordinator Samanta Lal Sen.

Currently, two injured victims of the devastating fire incident – Selim, 44, and Mahmudul, 52 – are receiving treatment at the Burn Unit.

Selim has suffered burns on 14 percent of his body, while Mahmudul has suffered burns on 13 percent of his body, said the doctor.

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