13 people killed and 40 inured in a Keraniganj plastic factory fire; Professor Mujib expresses condolence
Nayeb-e-Ameer of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami and former lawmaker Professor Mujibur Rahman has issued the following statement on 12 December, 2019 expressing deep shock as at least 13 people killed and 40 others injured in Keraniganj plastic factory fire.
“I am expressing deep shock as at least 13 people killed and 40 others injured in Prime Pet and plastic factory in Keraniganj. I hope that the concerned authority will hold a fair and clean investigation into the accident in order to ensure punitive measures against the responsible personnel. I am further expecting that they would take adequate steps to stop the recurrence of such unfortunate blaze accident.
I am calling upon the concerned authorities to pay due compensation to the victim families who have been killed in this accident and also to undertake medical treatment for all the injured.
According to the Hadith of the holy Prophet (pbuH), Almighty Allah will honor those people as martyrs. The one who dies by burning is a martyr, because of the report narrated by Ahmad (23804), Abu Dawood (3111) and al-Nasaa’i (1846) from Jaabir ibn ‘Ateek (may Allah be pleased with him), according to which the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: What do you regard as martyrdom?” They said: Being killed for the sake of Allaah. The Messenger of Allah said: “Martyrdom is seven things besides being killed for the sake of Allah. The one who dies of the plague is a martyr, the one who drowns is a martyr, the one who dies of pleurisy is a martyr, the one who dies of a stomach disease is a martyr, the one who is burned to death is a martyr, the one who dies beneath a collapsed building is a martyr, and the woman who dies in pregnancy is a martyr.” (Classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh Abi Dawood.)
I am praying to Allah to accept all the victims as martyr. Besides, I am extending deep sympathy to the victim families and praying for them so that they can overcome the crisis with due patience.”