Depot authorities ‘stocked chemicals’ without complying policy...

Depot authorities ‘stocked chemicals’ without complying policy

 Chattogram Correspondent

 Published: 02:34 PM, 6 June 2022   Updated: 02:35 PM, 6 June 2022

Fire at Sitakunda BM Container Depot; Photo: Collected

Fire at Sitakunda BM Container Depot; Photo: Collected

Informing that the fire at the Sitakunda container depot had not yet been extinguished, the fire service official alleged that BM Container Depot authorities stockpiled chemicals “without complying with the warehousing policy”. 

The fire service said on Monday (June 6) that 8-10 containers were still on fire, with each container must be extinguished separately, otherwise. the fire will not be doused.

The bodies of 22 people have been handed over to their families so far. As of the last news, 49 people have died so far.

CID’s forensic department has also started collecting DNA samples from relatives to identify the rest.

These samples are being collected at the booth set up in front of Chattogram Medical College Hospital (CMCH). Relatives of the victims have been crowding there since morning.

A fire broke out at the BM container depot at Sitakunda in Chattogram at around 9:30 pm on Saturday. After the fire, one after another huge explosions took place in the chemical container and it shook far and wide. Army and fire service personnel are working together to put out the fire. The death toll from fires and horrific explosions has risen to 49.