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Sitakunda depot fire: Death toll has risen to 33


প্রকাশ: 05/06/2022


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At least 33 people have been killed in a fire at a BM container depot in Chittagong's Sitakunda so far. 7 of them are fire service and civil defense personnel. More than three hundred people were injured in the incident. The casualties included depot workers as well as members of the police and fire service.

Meanwhile, relatives are flocking to Chittagong Medical College Hospital. Some have come in search of relatives while others are busy in identifying the bodies. The bodies of 33 people, including firefighters, were recovered by 11am on Sunday (June 5). Among the injured 185 are admitted in CMCH. Hundreds more are being treated at other hospitals.

Chittagong Medical Police Outpost Assistant Sub-Inspector (SI) Alauddin Talkudar confirmed the information to reporters.

The fire broke out at BM Container Depot in Bhatiari area of Sitakunda around 11pm on Saturday (June 4). According to the latest information, 33 people were killed and more than 300 injured in the accident. The injured have been admitted to nearby hospitals including Chittagong Medical College.



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