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Death toll from Ctg container fire hits 43, flame brought under control (Updated)

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 7th June, 2022 11:35:25 AM
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The death toll from Chattogram container fire has jumped from 41 to 43 following recovery of two more bodies by the members of Fire Service and Civil Defence on Tuesday noon.

The fire that broke out at the BM container depot at Sitakunda in Chattogram has been brought under control but not completely doused even after 62 hours. Several containers are still burning.

According to district administration, the devastating fire killed around 43 people and wounded several hundreds. However, the unofficial counts claim 51 deaths so far while many were missing.

Bangladesh Army at a briefing said, the fire is under control but not fully doused.

Till 11:30 am on Tuesday, it was seen that five big units of the fire service were working to tame down the fire. Four chemical containers have been removed to a safer place. However, the fire service says that even if the containers are removed, there is a risk of explosion. 

It is learned that 163 injured people have been admitted to the burn units of various hospitals in Chattogram and Dhaka. Conditions of many of them are reportedly critical. The victims, who were identified during the night, have been handed over to the families under supervision of the district administration.