Chattogram, Sept 30 (UNB) – A man has been burnt to death and five members of his family injured, by a blaze following a short circuit at a house at Chandgaon thana area in the Port City on Monday.
The incident took place at local ‘Ek kilometer’ area of the city in the afternoon.
The deceased has been identified as Nazrul Islam, 40.
Five members of the same family received burn injuries. The injured are – Selina Koli, 30, Hajjaj, 3, Ajbir,13, Monwara Begum, 50, and Jubaida, 30. The injured have been admitted to Chattogram Medical College Hospital (CMCH).
Of the injured, Monwara Begum had 70 percent burn injury.
Abul Kalam, OC of Chandgaon police station, said that the fire originated from a short circuit.
Alauddin Talukder, SI of CMCH police outpost, said that all six who suffered burns were taken to the hospital from Chandgaon and one of them died.
Later, the injured people were provided treatment at the Burn Unit of the hospital.
Eventually, police said, the injured people were taken to Dhaka for better treatment.