Sitakunda depot fire fully under control after 86 hours
Published: 02:50 PM, 8 June 2022 Updated: 05:05 PM, 8 June 2022
The fire at BM Container Depot in Sitakunda has come fully under control, 86 hours after it first sparked. Depot authorities have already started removing the containers.
It has been seen since Wednesday morning that the main gate of the depot has been closed and the work of removing the containers was underway. Although no fire was seen at that time, smoke was seen coming out of the rubble.
The fire service said the fire was “fully under control”. Now the container is being removed. After the fire was brought under control, a search was carried out, however, no bodies were found. The death toll could rise if bodies are found in new containers.
The fire broke out inside the Loading Point of the depot at around 8 pm on Saturday. Upon receiving the news, three units of Kumira Fire Service reached the spot and started working to control the fire. Later, at around 10:45 pm, the fire spread from one container to another. At one point, there was a huge explosion from a chemical in a container.
At least 44 people have been killed so far in the blasts and fires. Besides, more than 100 people have been admitted to different hospitals in Chattogram and Dhaka after being burnt and injured.