Ctg depot fire death toll revised to 41
Chattogram DC (Deputy Commissioner) office has revised the death toll from Sitakunda's BM Container Depot fire to 41.
Media reports mentioned the death toll as 49 after the DC office confirmed it yesterday afternoon, reports Chattogram staff correspondent.
However, the DC office's information booth around 3:30pm today confirmed that 41 people died from the fire and revised the notice board accordingly.
Among the deceased, 25 have been identified so far, it said.
According to the information booth, 99 people were critically injured and were receiving treatment at Chittagong Medical College Hospital.
Yesterday afternoon, Chattogram Civil Surgeon Ilias Chowdhury confirmed the death toll as 49 till then.
While briefing the media around 6:30pm yesterday, Deputy Commissioner Mominur Rahman said the death toll from the fire stood at 45.
Talking to The Daily Star today, Chattogram's Additional Superintendent of Police Afruzul Haque Tutul also confirmed the death toll as 41.
Asked about the missing people, he said they didn't have any coordinated list of missing people so far.