Chattogram: The death toll from an oil tanker explosion in the Kirtankhola River in Barishal on May 11 rose to three with the death of another victim at the burn unit of Dhaka Medical College and Hospital.
The deceased was identified Kutubuddin, 48, chief driver of the vessel and son of Saleh Ahmed of Sitakunda upazila in Chattogram district.
Kutubuddin had been undergoing treatment at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital since May 11 and breathed his last on Sunday night, said Morshedul Alam, chairman of Kumira union parishad.
Fardin Arafat Swadhin, 22, son of Kutubuddin, died during the explosion.
On May 11, an explosion occurred at an oil-laden tanker ‘MT Ibadi-1’, leaving two people including Swadhin and Babul Kanti Das, 64 dead on the spot.
The ship was anchored in the Kirtankhola River in Barishal.
The oil-tanker carrying 3.5 lakh liter petrol and 10 lakh liter of diesel went to Barishal from Chattogram to unload oil of Meghna group in Barishal.