TE24 Bangladesh Desk:
The death toll from the massive fire at BM Container Depot at Sitakunda in Chattogram rose to 43, said fire service officials on Sunday.
‘The loss of life from the fire moved to 43 and there were seven fire administration individuals among the departed,” said Anisur Rahman, representative head of Fire Service and Civil Defense, while instructions columnists at Chattogram Medical College and Hospital over the dangerous fire occurrence.
Plus, north of 200 individuals endured wounds.
Shahjahan Shikdar, agent partner overseer of Fire Service and Civil Defense central command (media), said 13 firemen are going through treatment at Chattogram Combined Military Hospital (CMH).
Two fire fighters disappeared while battling the burst, he added.
Chattogram Fire Service and Civil Defense Assistant Director Faruk Hossain Shikdar said an enormous blast shook the region around 9:45 pm on Saturday night.
“The blast was heard inside a range of 4km from the spot,” Faruk added.
The fire broke out inside the stacking point of the terminal and tore through the perplexing that additionally contained compound compartments.
The fire spread quick and deteriorated in light of the compound compartments, he said adding that absence of water made their battle to contain the blast troublesome, he said.
Sixteen firefighting units were dispatched promptly to battle the flares. Firemen from Cumilla and Feni likewise went along with them.
A sum of 15-20 blasts happened at the stop following the fire, said Faruk.
Thirty firemen and ten police officers supported wounds. Of them, 19 are going through treatment at the ICU of CMCH, he added.
Late night of chaotic exertion 23 firefighting units figured out how to manage the burst around 7.30 am.
As of now, a 20-part exceptional HAZMAT (risky material) group left for Chattogram from Dhaka to help the fire administration men working at the terminal.
Chief General of Fire Service and Civil Defense, Main Uddin, who visited the spot on Sunday morning, said “It has become hard to quench the fire because of the presence of hydrogen peroxide. Currently two groups of Rab and armed force as of now are there to help the fire administration men.”
Leader of the relationship of inland holder warehouse proprietors Nurul Qayum Khan said there was a compartment of hydrogen peroxide at the terminal for shipment and that may be the explanation for the huge impact and the fire.
Chattogram Civil Surgeon Ilias Chowdhury has made a public interest for blood gift at the CMCH for treatment of the harmed.
Specialists from adjacent government and confidential medical clinics have been mentioned to answer to CMCH to manage what is happening Bangladesh Red Crescent Society volunteers are working with the clinic specialists to gather blood from contributors.
“It isn’t yet clear what caused the fire. However, I think it began from a compartment. Courses of action are being made to guarantee that the harmed seek the best treatment; we will bear all expenses,” BM Container Depot Director Mujibur Rahman told UNB.
“The people who have supported wounds will get greatest pay. Likewise, we will take responsibilities regarding every one of the casualties’ families,” he added.
BM Container Depot, a Dutch-Bangladesh joint endeavor, was set up as an inland compartment warehouse (ICD) and it is working since May, 2011. It is one of 19 such ICDs situated in Chattogram.
The executive of the station is Dutch finance manager Bert Pronk, who has different ventures too in Bangladesh, while the overseeing chief is Mostafizur Rahman of the Smart Group of Industries.
The family members of the harmed individuals and volunteers of Red Crescent Society at Chittagong Medical College and Hospital said they needed to go around to get blood for the people in question.
Brig General Shamim Ahsan, head of Chattogram Medical College Hospital, said the doctors of the clinic are working steadily to offer clinical types of assistance.
In the mean time, President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheik Hasina on Sunday communicated profound shock and distress at the deficiency of lives in the huge fire.
They additionally petitioned God for the everlasting salvation of the withdrew soul and communicated compassion to the dispossessed relatives.
Plus, a 250-part group of Bangladesh Army joined the salvage activity at the BM Container Depot on Sunday.
The Disaster Management and Relief Ministry reported to allot Tk one crore for the people in question.
Additionally, the service likewise distributed 1000 parcels of dry food sources for them.
State Minister for Labor and Employment Begum Monnujan Sufian declared Tk 2 lakh each as pay for the groups of the departed specialists and Tk 50,000 for the harmed casualties.
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