Fire fighter Sohel Rana, who became seriously injured during the rescue operation at capital’s Banani FR Tower devastating fire on March 28, died at a hospital in Singapore early Monday.
‘He succumbed to his injuries at Singapore General Hospital at 2:17am Bangladesh time,’ Fire Service and Civil Defence headquarters control room duty officer Ershad Hossain told New Age.
Sohel, son of farmer Nurul Islam and housewife Halima Khatun of village Chouganga under Itna upazila in Kishoreganj, joined the fire service as a fireman on August 5, 2015 at Kamlaghat River Fire Station in Munshiganj.
He was transferred to Kurmitola Fire Station in Dhaka after few months.
He was the second of five siblings and eldest among four brothers.
On March 28, the fire-fighting unit he belonged to was among the first to respond to the FR Tower fire.
Sohel was among the fire-fighters engaged in rescuing the people trapped in the high rise with a ladder while his colleagues were dousing the fire from below, fire service officials said.
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