After 60 hours, the Bangladesh Army claimed to have brought the deadly fire at Sitakunda BM Container Depot under control.
“We were able to put out the fire, and there is no danger of it happening again. We’ve marked the hazardous area and are working to prevent further damage and contamination, said the commanding officer of the 18-Bir contingent, Lt Col Ariful Islam, reports our staff correspondent.
“Inside the depot, a few containers are still strewn about. We don’t know how many containers contained the chemicals because related documents were burned and officials were injured,” he said.
So far, he said, no new dead bodies have been found inside the depot, but smoke and fire have been seen in various locations throughout the facility.
– With The Daily Star input