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One year of Churihatta tragedy

Identities of 3 victims not yet confirmed

Staff Reporter, Dhaka
Identities of 3 victims not yet confirmed
Families and neighbours of the victims of Churihatta fire, that took place on February 20 last year in the capital, offer munajat seeking eternal peace for the dead yesterday. Star Mail Photo

Identities of three victims of a deadly fire incident from last year at Churihatta area of Chawkbazar in the capital are yet to be confirmed. The autopsy report of 67 victims in the fire that broke out on the night of February 20 last year are ready to be submitted to police, said Head of Forensic Department at Dhaka Medical College Dr Sohel Mahmud.  “We handed over 45 bodies to their families till now after multiple phases of identification. DNA profiling has been done on the 22 remaining bodies and 19 of those had been identified. ”

For the people who could not identify their relatives before, can provide DNA samples now which can pave the way for identifying the victims,” Sohel said. When asked why they took so long to prepare the post-mortem report, he said: “After collecting DNA samples from the relatives of the victims, we sent those to Criminal Investigation Department (CID). It took some time to get reports from them. Moreover, transfer of the coroners is another reason for the delay.”  On the night of February 20, 2019, a massive fire tore through several multi-storey buildings on Nanda Kumar Lane in Churihatta area, killing 67 people on the spot and injuring scores more.

 

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