Tuesday, 28 March, 2023

Fire breaks out at Sitakunda cotton godwon

A fire broke out at a cotton godown in front of a container depot in Sitakunda upazila of Chattogram on Saturday morning.

Shafiqul Islam, station officer of Chattogram Fire Service and Civil Defence, said the fire started at the cotton warehouse of ‘Unitex Group’ in front of the ‘Namson Container Depot’ in Chhoto Kumira area around 10:30am.

On information, five firefighting units from two stations responded to the fire and brought the blaze under control around 12:00pm, he said.

The firefighters are working to extinguish the fire, the fire service officer said adding that it will take time to put out the blaze.

The origin of the fire could not be known immediately, he added.

Earlier on March 4, six people were burned to death and around 33 sustained injuries in a fire after a massive blast at ‘Seema Oxygen Plant’ in the upazila.