Bangladesh's fire death toll rises to 119 as another killed from burns

22:44, June 07, 2010      

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Local residents and fire fighters work at the scene, in the aftermath of a devastating fire in Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh, early June 4, 2010. (Xinhua/Cheng Zhang)

Another severely injured victim of last Thursday's devastating fire in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka died Monday afternoon, taking the death toll to 119, while 38 victims still fighting for their lives in hospitals.

Duty officer of the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Dhaka Captain Tahmina, who uses single name, told Xinhua Monday, "around 45-year-old woman Sakhina succumbed to wounds at about 12:00 a.m. local time at the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital."

She said 16 fire injured were admitted to the CMH. Of them, two including one on Monday and another one on Sunday died, she added.

Apart from this, Tahmina said doctors stated conditions of two injured, who are under going treatment in the hospital as very critical and added that 12 others are improving.

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