Death toll in Ctg depot fire rises to 43...

Death toll in Ctg depot fire rises to 43

 Chattogram Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 02:08 PM, 5 June 2022   Updated: 06:01 PM, 5 June 2022

The blaze was not brought under control yet as the fire is being sometimes fuelled by Hydrogen peroxide

The blaze was not brought under control yet as the fire is being sometimes fuelled by Hydrogen peroxide

The death toll in the devastating fire that caused explosions at BM Container Depot in Shitolpur area at Sitakunda Upazila of Chattogram has gone up to 43. 

Seven of the deceased were members of fire services. They were killed while trying to extinguish the flame. 

More than 400 were injured in the incident. The injured people, of whom, many received burn injuries, are undergoing treatment in different hospitals in Chattogram. 

The blaze was not brought under control yet. The fire service and civil defense personnel were unable to make headway despite multiple attempts were in place since this morning due to fire that is being sometimes fuelled by Hydrogen peroxide. 

According to the latest news, 25 units of fire service are working to control the fire. 

Meanwhile, divisional commissioner of Chattogram Asharf Uddin told media that the families of the deceased persons are being given Tk 50,000 by the DC office while Tk 20,000 to the families of the injured people. 

A team of army personnel reached the depot to help bring the fire under control, he said. 

The fire originated at the depot at about 9:35 am on Saturday (June 4). Police and fire service personnel are trying to douse the flames and rescuing people and sending them to hospitals. 

BM Container Depot Ltd is a Netherlands-Bangladesh joint venture, according to the police and officials of the depot.  

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