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4 killed, 100 injured in devastating fire at Ctg container depot

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 5th June, 2022 02:01:25 AM
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CHATTOGRAM: At least 4 people were burnt to death while 100 others including workers, police and firemen injured in a devastating fire instigated following an exploison at a private container depot at Sitakunda upazila in the district on Saturday late night.

Identities of the deceased and injured couldn't be known immediately.

Sources said the fire broke out at container reportedly containing chemical at BM Container Depot in Bhatiari area under the upazila around 11:00pm.

It spread fast engulfing the adjoining containers following an explosion during the fire incident.

The incident left over 200 people including workers, on-duty cops and firemen burnt.

They were rushed to the Chattogram Medical College Hospital where doctors declared 4 of them dead, said in-Charge Sub Inspector Asheq of the hospital outpost.

The injured were undergoing treatment at different wards of the hospital, he said.

On information, 29 firefighting units rushed to the spot and were trying to douse the blaze, Fire Service sources said.