Four persons including a mother and her two children have been burned to death in their sleep when their house caught fire at Sadar Upazila in Munshiganj.
The fire broke out at Binodpur at 1:30am Saturday, said Shahidul Islam, the OC at Sadar Police Station.
The deceased are Firoza Begum, 25, her sons Fahim Billah, 2, and Masum Billah, 3, and her mother-in-law whose name and age could not be known immediately, he told bdnews24.com.
Firoza, her husband and their two babies and her mother-in-law used to live at the house beside a Chatal (a rice processing mill) . Her husband had gone to his village home in Barguna, she said.
“Neighbours rushed in as they found the house in flames. After dousing the fire, bodies of the four persons were recovered,” said Shahidul.
The police officer, however, could not say how the deadly fire took place.