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Mirpur sees most fire incidents in Dhaka last month

Staff Reporter:

Ten people were dead and 27 were injured in 1,475 fire incidents that occurred across the country last month, Fire Service and Civil Defence has said.
Of them, 163 fire incidents occurred in Dhaka city where three persons died and 15 suffered injuries, according to a press release issued by the Fire Service yesterday.
The number of fire incidents in Dhaka increased by 8 in October, from 155 in September, reads the press release.
According to the statistics, on average more than 5 fire incidents occurred per day in Dhaka city in Oc-tober, and Mirpur saw most of the fires.
However, monthly statistics showed that the number of fire incidents across the country decreased by 102 in October from 1,577 in September.
According to the press release, 501 fire incidents occurred in Dhaka division, 55 in Mymensingh, 239 in Chattogram, 213 in Rajshahi, 149 in Khulna, 59 in Sylhet, 66 in Barishal, and 193 in Rangpur last month.
As many as 167 people were dead and 830 were injured in other accidents, and the fire service partici-pated in rescue operations involving 846 incidents, it said. Of them, 690 were road accidents, according to the press release.
Apart from this, there were 10 accidents caused by gas cylinder explosions, 13 due to faults in gas lines, 21 elevator accidents, 3 lightning incidents, and 58 drowning incidents.
Thirty-eight people drowned in rivers, ponds and other water bodies across the country last month. Among them, 44 occurred in Dhaka city areas alone, killing 8 and injuring 7.
The fire service also said their offices across the country provided services responding to 4,817 calls over incidents of fire and accidents in October.
Besides, the fire service also provided ambulance services in response to 1,139 calls. In the month of October, 1,164 patients were transported and provided services across the country.

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