Staff Correspondent: The bodies of the people who were burnt to death in a devastating fire that broke out at a chemical warehouse in the city’s Chawkbazar area last night are being handed over to their relatives from Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) morgue.
A total of 40 deceased, out of 70 killed in the devastating fire were identified as of Thursday evening.
Relatives identified them at the DMCH morgue since noon, sources at the hospital said.
Of the identified 40 bodies, the bodies of 36 were handed over to their families.
Of the identified deceased, 36 are Arafat, Shahadat Hossain, Helal Uddin, Enamul Haque Kazi, Mosharraf Hossain, Kamal Hossain, Siddique Ullah, Wasi Uddin, Syed Khabir, Jummon, Ali Hossain, Yamin Khan Roni, Morshed Alam, Mithu, Sajib, Hafez Md Kawsar, Abdur Rahim alias Dulal, Mahir, Sonia, Abu Bakkar Siddique, Imtiaz Imroze Rasu, Masud Rana, Mabubur Rahman Raju, Ashraf Haque Rajan, Omar Faruk, Md Ali, Apu Raihan, Jasim Uddin, Md Raju, Md Nayan Khan, Ayesha Khatun, Anwar Hossain, Siam Arafat, Mojibur Hawladar, Alauddin Mahi and Nur Hossain.
Selim Reza, Additional Divisional Commissioner of Dhaka, said they were gradually handing over the bodies to their relatives.
The government is providing Tk 20,000 for the burial of each deceased, he said.
The Chalkbazar fire incident took place at around 10.30 pm on Wednesday night that claimed 70 lives, including three children and five women, so far.
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