Bangladesh: 16 killed, over 450 scorched in container depot fire; Relief and rescue work continues

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Bangladesh News: A major accident happened in Bangladesh’s neighboring country last night. There, 16 people died in a fierce fire and hundreds of people were injured. Three personnel of the fire department also died during the rescue operation. The identity of the dead has not yet been established.

Massive fire at Bangladesh Container Depot: At least 16 people were killed and over 450 injured in a massive fire triggered by an explosion at a private container depot in south-eastern Bangladesh on Saturday night. Officials gave this information on Sunday.

Biggest ever accident in depots
According to the report published in ‘The Daily Star‘, a fire broke out in the BM container depot located in the Kadamrasul area in Sitakund Upazila of Chittagong on Saturday night. According to media reports, at least 16 people were killed and hundreds of people including police and firefighters were injured in the fire and subsequent blasts at the depot.

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The ‘Dhaka Tribune’ quoted Istakul Islam, head of the health and services department at ‘Red Crescent Youth Chittagong’, as saying, “More than 450 people have been injured in the incident, of whom at least 350 are at the CMCH (Chittagong Medical College Hospital). ) are recruited.

death toll may increase
Islam said that relief and rescue work is going on. He also said that the condition of many people admitted to the hospital is critical. In such a situation, the death toll may increase. According to fire service sources, three personnel of the fire department also died during this period. The identity of the deceased is yet to be ascertained.

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