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Amena loses the battle finally

  • Savar Correspondent,
    Published: 2014-08-13 22:35:59 BdST


A worker of Tazreen Fashions who was injured during the fire at the readymade garment factory in 2012 lost her close to two-year battle for life.

Amena Begum died at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) in capital Dhaka on Wednesday morning.

Ashulia Industrial Police’s Director Mostafizur Rahman told Amena was critically injured when she jumped from the rooftop of the five-storied factory on the tin shed of a nearby building during the fire that broke out in Nov 2012.

She was undergoing medical treatment since then.

Rahman said a large number of people, particularly readymade garment factory workers, rushed to see Amena for the last time when her body was taken to the Nishchintapur primary school ground, near Tazreen Fashions, on Wednesday morning.

Amena, hailing from Ghordah area in Lalmonirhat district, left her husband and two sons and two daughters.

Her body was taken to her country home later.

File Photo

File Photo

Garments Sramik Trade Union Kendra’s Savar-Ashulia zone general secretary Khairul Mamun Mintu told Amena used to work as a helper on the fourth floor of Tazreen Fashions, a concern of the Tuba Group.

After being injured, she was first taken to the Women and Children Hospital in Ashulia and then to Trauma Centre in Dhaka, where she was treated for 20 days before being released.

Amena’s condition deteriorated after she went back home and then tried to secure treatment on her own.

Later, Garments Sramik Trade Union Kendra admitted her to Health and Hope Hospital in Dhaka.

Mintu said blood clotted in her chest following the injuries and she later tested positive for cancer.

Amena was admitted to the BSMMU in June this year when her condition deteriorated further.

At least 112 people died in the Tazreen Fashions fire.