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1 killed, 4 receive burn injury as trawler catches fire


Published : 15 Jan 2021 10:01 PM

A man was killed and four others sustained burn injuries in a fire that broke out from a gas cylinder     explosion inside an anchored trawler at Singpur Ghat under Nikli upazila in Kishoreganj district on Friday morning.

The deceased was identified as Zahur Uddin, hailed from Magalhati village in Nikli sadar. The injured are- Bappi, son of deceased Zahur Uddin, Hashem Mia, Gias Uddin, and Tarek. 

According local sources, Zahur Uddin and others went to Singpur market by a boat on Thursday as a fair was being held there. 

After attending the fair, they spent night inside the boat. 

As they were sleeping, a gas cylinder exploded after coming in touch with a burning mosquito coil on Friday morning. The blast set the whole trawler on fire killing Jahur Uddin on the spot and injuring four others. 

Two of the burn victims were  in serious condition. 

One of them is undergoing treatment at Kishoreganj Shaheed Syed Nazrul Islam Medical College while the other one was transferred to Dhaka for better treatment.  

Nikli police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Md Shamsul Alam Siddqui confirmed the matter.