A young man died from suffocation and three others fell sick as a fire broke out at a room beside the vegetable market in Dhaka’s New Market area early Wednesday, reports news agency UNB.
Atiqul Haque Chowdhury, inspector of Fire Service Control Room, said the fire originated from a burning mosquito coil at the room beside the vegetable market around 1:42 am when the four people were asleep.
On information, two fire-fighting units rushed in and doused the blaze around 2:30 am.
The fire service men rescued the four from the room.
Later, they were rushed to Dhaka Medical College Hospital where doctors declared Amjad,21, dead.
Amjad died of suffocation due to the fire, said Inspector Mojammel Hossain, in-charge of DMCH police camp.