Two minor siblings die in Shariatpur fire

Published: March 19, 2018 21:29:29 | Updated: March 20, 2018 17:49:27

Two minor siblings were burned to death in a fire that broke out at Shibson village in Bhedarganj upazila of Shariatpur on Monday afternoon.

The deceased were identified as Asma, 8, and Mafia, 6, daughters of Monir Sarkar of the village.

Manjurul Haque Akanda, officer-in-charge of Sakhipur Police Station, said the fire originated from the kitchen of Monir and it soon engulfed the adjacent houses.

Asma and Mafia were burned to death in the incident, he said, adding that the village is situated in a remote char area of the upazila whereby firefighters could not reach the spot.

Later, locals doused the flame and recovered the charred bodies of the minor siblings.

At least five adjacent houses were also burnt down in the fire, the OC added.

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