Four Bangladeshis die in South Africa fire

21 Oct,2018

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Four Bangladeshis including three members of the family were killed after a fire broke out in South Africa in the early hours of Saturday.

The victims are two siblings - Anwar Hossain and Mosharaf Hossain from Char Majlispur in Sonagazi upazila, their maternal uncle Mominul Haque of Jagatpur village in Daganbhuiyan upazila and Mohammad Ibrahim of Jamalpur district.

Among them, three were workers of the shop and another came to visit them.

Other Bangladeshis who witnessed the incident said the fire broke out at the shop in Brits City area of North West province owned by Nurul Alam of Rajshahi at around 2:00 am (South Africa time).

The victims were sleeping inside the shop. They were unable to come out of the shop because of the raging fire and burned to death.

Later, members of local fire service station doused the flame and recovered the charred bodies, according to a UNB report.

The family members in shock alleged that terrorists locked the shop from outside and set fire to it.

Meanwhile, Daganbhuiyan Upazila Nirbahi Officer Md Saiful Islam Bhuiya said that Feni district administration will take necessary steps to bring the bodies back home as soon as possible.

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