In the month of October this year, 1 thousand 475 fire incidents occurred across the country. 27 people were injured and 10 people died.
Among them, 163 fire incidents occurred in Dhaka City Corporation area.
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This information has been informed in a press release sent by Fire Service and Civil Defense Media Cell on Tuesday.
It said that more than 5 fires are happening in Dhaka a day and statistics show that most fires are happening in Mirpur area.
In the notification, out of 1,475 fire incidents across the country, 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 died 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 fire incidents occurred in Mohammadpur, 9 in Demra, 12 in Tejgaon, 9 in Baridhara, 10 in Uttara, 10 in Postagola.
It was also informed 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 died. 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 due to 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.
The notification also said that in the month of October, fire service and civil defense from all over the country provided services through 4 thousand 817 calls to fire and various accidents. Besides, 1,164 patients were transported and provided ambulance services through 1139 calls.