CID forensic lab workers are collecting samples of their relatives to identify the dead bodies of those killed in Chakbazar fire in Old Dhaka. 46 dead bodies have been identified. The remaining 21 could not be detected.
CID forensic lab assistant analyst Nusrat Yasmin said 20 of their bodies were not identified, 20 were listed by the names of them. He said, ‘We have collected their DNA samples. We’ll wait until afternoon. Then someone will be able to sample them by visiting forensic lab at CID, Malibagh.
CID forensic department officials say it is time consuming to identify the burn dead body through DNA tests. Although it is easy to collect and sampling the family’s DNA samples, it will be difficult to cross the corpus with the body.
The forensic division of CID has been set up at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital in front of the morgue on Friday morning. They collected the DNA samples of 20 people who claimed 15 dead bodies till 3pm. At the time, those who come to know the relatives have been collected inside their chest and tissue inside the cheek.
As long as the relatives of the missing people, the work will be continued to collect samples, CID said. However, the sample will be collected from Friday in forensic lab at CID of Malibagh.
At least 67 people were killed in a devastating fire on some buildings in Chukhata area of Chawkbazar on Wednesday night. Of the injured, nine were admitted to the burn unit of Dhaka Medical College, and their condition is “not free from anxiety”.