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Smoke from container spreads panic at Ctg container depot

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 14th June, 2022 09:13:34 PM
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Smoke from container spreads panic at Ctg container depot
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CHATTOGRAM: Black smoke from a container at a private container depot spread panic among the people in the city’s Patenga area on Monday night.

Sources said workers noticed black smoke billowing from a container of cotton at ‘Vertex Off-dock Logistics Limited’ in the Patenga area.

On information, fire fighters rushed to the spot and brought the situation under control.

Karnaphuli EPZ Fire Station Officer Md Shahidullah said some smokes were billowing due to excessive heat inside the export container of cotton, but there was no incident of fire.

The affected container was searched and the adjoining containers were taken to safer place immediately, he said.

However, panic gripped the people as a devastating fire accompanied by sporadic explosions from chemical-laden containers claimed 48 lives and injured over 300 people at ‘BM Container Depot’ at Sitakunda upazila in the district on June 4.