Faridpur Medical College Gutted In Fire

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A fire burnt the storeroom in Faridpur Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical College (BSMMC) on Thursday morning. At this time in fire the medicines and equipment were burnt. The extent of the damage is yet to be determined. Meanwhile this is the third fire incident at the hospital in the last one and a half months.

The fire commenced around 8am in the storeroom on the hospital's second floor. The fire service brought the fire under control within 20 minutes.

Faridpur Fire Service Assistant Director Md Asaduzzaman said: “Fire service personnel quickly reached the scene after receiving the news and brought the fire under control within 20 minutes. Many medicines and equipment were inside, but the extent of the damage has not yet been determined.”

Regarding the incident, Faridpur BSMMC Deputy Director Deepak Kumar said: “A fire gutted the hospital's second-floor storeroom. It spread quickly, creating darkness due to smoke. The storeroom contained medicines, equipment, refrigerators, and other items. Several teams from the fire service are working to control the fire. The cause of the fire is still unknown.”

In this regard Deputy Commissioner Md Quamrul Ahsan Talukder said: “There have been three fires at the hospital in the last month and a half. We are alarmed and concerned. This is a 1,000-bed hospital, and a fire in such a place poses a risk of significant loss of life.

Additionally, he said that due to some structural flaws it was difficult for the fire fighter to extinguish the fire. We will discuss alternative measures with higher authorities.

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