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Woman with mental disability dies in Natore fire

Fire 2023-09-27, 12:41pm


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Natore, Sept 27 -A 40-year-old woman with intellectual disability was burned to death while two sustained burn injuries in a fire that broke out at their house at Naupara in Lalpur upazila of Natore district on Tuesday night. 

The deceased was identified as Shahnaz Begum, daughter of Ramjan Ali of the village. 

Ujjal Hossain, officer-in-charge of Lalpur Police Station, said a fire broke out at Shahnaz’s house, originating from a lamp, at 9 pm and spread soon. 

Hearing screams, neighbors rushed to the spot but failed to douse the fire. 

On information, a firefighting unit recovered the body of Shahnaz and rescued two Mayesha Khatun, 8, Shahnaz’s daughter; and Yeatul Begum, 70, from the house. 

The injured were taken to a local hospital and later shifted to Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital. - UNB