239 fire incidents occurred in Chittagong division last October, 120 accidents. This information was informed from a press release sent by the media cell of Fire Service and Civil Defense on Tuesday (November 7). However, the number of casualties was not known from the notification.
In the month of October this year, there were 1 thousand 475 fire incidents across the country. 27 people were injured and 10 people were killed across the country.
According to Fire Service, 163 fire incidents occurred in Dhaka City Corporation area. Statistics show that there are more than five fire incidents per day in Dhaka and more fires are occurring in Mirpur area.
In the notification, out of 1,475 fire incidents across the country in 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 there were 1 thousand 557 fire incidents across the country.
Among them, 15 people were injured and three people were killed in 163 fire incidents in Dhaka City Corporation area. Among these, the highest number of fires 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.
The notification 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 were killed. Out of which 690 road accidents. Besides, there were 39 kitchen gas cylinder accidents, 13 gas line malfunctions, 21 elevator accidents, 3 lightning accidents, 58 river and water drowning accidents. Across the country, 38 people died after drowning in rivers, ponds or water.
Eight people were killed and seven 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.
In the notification of Fire Service and Civil Defense, it was also said that in October, Fire Service and Civil Defense from all over the country provided services through 4 thousand 817 calls in fire and various accidents. Besides, 1,164 patients were transported and provided ambulance services through 1139 calls.