August 22, 2016 - 3:12pm
A man who was rescued today in an unconscious state from inside a carpet and curtain shop that caught fire at Senpara in Dhaka’s Mirpur area, died at a hospital in Dhaka this morning.
Mamun was declared dead at Shuhrawardy Medical College Hospital after he was rushed there around 11:50am, Bhuiyan Mahbub Hossain, officer-in-charge of Mirpur Police Station, told The Daily Star.
He might have died of suffocation, police suspect.
Mamun was rescued from the third floor of the six-storey building, the police official added.
Six units of fire fighters doused the flames at the shop after their one-hour frantic efforts around 9:50am, sources at Fire Service and Civil Defence headquarters said.
The fire department official could not ascertain the cause of the fire.