Police yesterday sued eight officials of the fire-ravaged BM Container Depot for negligence but left out the owners of the depot.
The Chattogram Custom House auctioned off 30,000 tonnes of Hydrogen Peroxide today (June 6, 2022) in an open tender, which was lying at Chittagong Port for four years.
They are the ones who run towards danger when others run from it. Be it a fire, explosion, road accident, landslide, launch capsize or other natural or manmade calamities, these first responders rush to the spot selflessly.
The charred bodies of 36 fire victims of the fire tragedy at BM Container Depot in Chattogram’s Sitakunda could not be identified by the family members, said Mominur Rahman, deputy commissioner of Chattogram.
The Ministry of Labour and Employment will provide Tk 2 lakh to each family of the people who died in in the fire and subsequent explosions at BM Container Depot in Sitakunda upazila last night, Mominur Rahman, deputy commissioner of Chattogram, had said.
“We were all together after the fire broke out at the container depot. Nayan was the first to go on Facebook live – providing updates on the fire. At one point there was a huge explosion, triggered by the fire. Nayan went silent and the screen went dark,” recalled Ariful Islam, a friend of Oliur Rahman Nayan.
The Chattogram depot fire has once again exposed the severe negligence in the handling of hazardous chemicals in Bangladesh.
As Chittagong Medical College Hospital’s designated burn unit ran out of space, its gynaecology ward has been turned into a burnt unit for providing treatment to those injured in the fire and subsequent explosions at BM Container Depot in Sitakunda upazila.
Fire Service officials were not informed about the presence of chemicals in the containers at BM Container Depot in Sitakunda upazila of Chattogram.