At least 34 people killed and hundreds injured in explosion at a container depot in Bangladesh

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Some of those containers contained “highly flammable chemicals,” and some of them are still being exploited.

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Firefighters carry the bodies of some of those killed in the blast.AP

At least 34 people were killed and hundreds injured in a massive fire that broke out at a container warehouse in the city. i won’t winin the southeast of BangladeshAs per the latest report announced by a health official.

“25 people, including five firefighters, were killed in the fire. The casualties are expected to rise as the fire is not yet completely under control,” official Hassan Shahriar said.

many injured amputation and with at least three people burns more than 65% of the body He was taken to the military hospital.

A fire broke out at BM Container Service in Sitakunda area of ​​Chittagong, about 20 km from China’s largest port, at 9:20 pm (3:20 am GMT) last night. Bangladesh,

,We are not sure how it started, it could be due to sabotage action.”BM director Mujibur Rahman told that when the explosion happened, at that time inside the deposit there were about 250 workers,

chief of fire service ChittagongAnisur Rahman explained to Efe that as the flames began to spread “some containers exploded, We have encountered 16 units, but we are still not able to douse the fire”, as there are around 50,000 in the depot.

some of them containers “contains highly flammable chemicals”And some of them are still being exploited, he concluded.

Association spokesperson Bangladesh inner container (BICA), Ruhul Amin Sikdar reported that, to the best of his knowledge, some containers are stored hydrogen peroxide,

“After the fire incident, some containers containing hydrogen peroxide could have exploded,” so “The intensity of the eruption is no less than what we saw in Beirut.In Lebanon, a few years ago,” he said.

At present, there are 19 private container depots in the Asian country and four of them are located in Sitakunda.

Industrial fires and accidents are common BangladeshA country with few security measures and which usually has a large number of victims.

In 2019, fire in a chemical plant He killed 70 people and injured 55 others in the Bangladesh capital.

Seven years ago, a fire at a clothing factory in the Asian country killed at least 119 people.

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