In the last month of this year, there were 1 thousand 475 fires across the country. 27 people were injured and 10 people were killed across the country. Among them, 163 fire incidents occurred in Dhaka City Corporation area. This information was informed in a notification from the Media Department of Fire Service and Civil Defense on Tuesday (November 7) at noon.
The fire service has said that more than 5 fires are happening in Dhaka last October and more are happening in Mirpur area.
In the month of October, out of 1,475 fires, 501 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 fires have 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, Mirpur (22) of the capital has the highest number of fire incidents. Besides, 13 fires occurred in Mohammadpur, 9 in Demra, 12 in Tejgaon, 9 in Baridhara, 10 in Uttara, 10 in Postagola.
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.
According to the information of Fire Service and Civil Defense, Fire Service and Civil Defense from all over the country provided services through 4 thousand 817 calls for fire and various accidents in October. Apart from this, ambulance services were provided by transporting 1 thousand 164 patients through 1139 calls.