In the month of October that just ended, 1,475 fires occurred across the country. In this, 27 people were injured and 10 people were killed across the country. Among them, 163 fire incidents occurred in Dhaka City Corporation area. Statistics show that there are more than 5 fire incidents per day in Dhaka and more fires are occurring in Mirpur area.
This information was informed to the media in a press release from the Fire Service and Civil Defense Media Cell on Tuesday (November 7).
According to the notification, out of 1,475 fire incidents across the country in the month of October, 501 fire incidents occurred in Dhaka Division, 55 in Mymensingh Division, 239 in Chittagong Division, 213 in Rajshahi Division, 149 in Khulna Division, 59 in Sylhet Division, 66 in Barisal Division and 193 in Rangpur Division. Monthly statistics show that the number of fires has decreased from September to October. Last month, 1 thousand 557 fire incidents occurred across the country.
Among them, 15 people were injured and 3 people were killed in 163 fire incidents in Dhaka City Corporation area. According to the statistics, the highest number of fire incidents occurred in Mirpur (22) in the capital, besides 13 in Mohammadpur, 9 in Demra, 12 in Tejgaon, 9 in Baridhara, 10 in Uttara, 10 in Postagola, fire incidents occurred in the area.
It was also reported that in the month of October, fire service and civil defense participated in rescue operations in 846 different types of accidents across the country. 830 people were injured and 167 people were killed. Out of which 690 road accidents. Apart from this, there were 39 accidents due to kitchen gas cylinder, 13 due to fault in gas line, 21 elevator accidents, 3 due to lightning, 58 accidents due to river and water drowning. 38 people died by drowning in rivers, ponds or water across the country.
8 people were killed and 7 people were injured in 44 different types of accidents in Dhaka City Corporation area alone. Besides, 193 accidents occurred in Dhaka Division, 47 in Mymensingh Division, 120 in Chittagong Division, 222 in Rajshahi Division, 96 in Khulna Division, 35 in Sylhet Division, 40 in Barisal Division and 93 in Rangpur Division.
Fire Service and Civil Defense also informed in the notification that in the month of October, Fire Service and Civil Defense provided services through 4 thousand 817 calls in fire and various accidents from all over the country. In addition, 1 Hawjar provided ambulance services by transporting 1 thousand 164 patients through 139 calls.