TE24 Bangladesh Desk:
DHAKA – Firefighters in Bangladesh on Tuesday brought a fire at a container depot under control. At least 41 people have been killed in three days of fires. At a facility where a senior official suspected that he had not followed security guidelines.
Drone film showed smoke and columns of worn out compartments from the fire that started late on Saturday, setting off impacts and bursts at Sitakunda, 40 km (25 miles) from the southeastern port city of Chittagong.
Specialists have not decided the reason for the catastrophe but rather suspect a holder of hydrogen peroxide was the source.
“The fire has not been put out totally yet there is no gamble of additional blast as our group has figured out the substance holders .. individually,” senior fire administration official Monir Hossain told Reuters from the scene.
“We haven’t found any essential fire security measures … There were basically a few quenchers. Nothing else. They didn’t adhere to capacity rules for risky synthetics.”
The overseer of the office, the BM Container Depot, didn’t answer calls to his cell phone looking for input.
Ruhul Amin Sikder, secretary of the Bangladesh Inland Container Depots Association said on Monday its individuals, including BM Container Depot, consistently took care of hydrogen peroxide with no episode and supposedly, the organization adhered to rules.
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said an examination had been sent off and those capable would confront equity.
Bangladesh has developed rapidly over late a very long time to turn into the world’s second-greatest exporter of pieces of clothing yet its modern wellbeing principles have not stayed up with its financial turn of events and fires are normal in plants and different work environments.
The affirmed loss of life was changed down to 41 from 49 due to some twofold counting of casualties, police said. No less than nine firemen were among the dead and three were missing, they said.
Chittagong’s main specialist, Mohammed Elias Hossain, expressed a portion of the harmed were in basic condition. Of the 200 or so harmed, 50 were salvage authorities, police said.
Troops were conveyed to attempt to forestall the spread of synthetic substances into waterways and along the close by coast, authorities said.
The last significant fire in Bangladesh was in July last year when 54 individuals were killed at a food handling production line outside the capital, Dhaka.
Bangladesh’s deadliest fire was in 2012, when a burst moved throughout a piece of clothing plant killing 112 laborers.