In pictures: Dreams destroyed by nightmarish fire

At least 49 people have been killed and over 450 injured in the fire

The air at Sitakunda is heavy with the smoke emanating from the blazing container depot and the tears of those who lost loved ones in the tragic explosion.

On Saturday night, Chittagong was rent apart by the explosion of a depot that continues to burn over 24 hours into the incident.

Firefighters are still at the scene trying to put out the flames that have resurfaced and threaten to go out of control.

At least 49 people have been killed and over 450 injured in the fire. It is initially suspected that the container depot caught fire due to chemicals.

The photos were taken by Dhaka Tribune’s Najifa Farhat, Pimple Barua, and Mahmud Hossain Opu.

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