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Fire at Keraniganj chemical warehouse doused

  • Published at 01:51 pm January 5th, 2020
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A chemical warehouse caught fire in Kadamtali area of Keraniganj on Sunday, January 5, 2020 Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

At least 25 adjacent buildings were damaged during 3 explosions at the warehouse

The fire which broke out at a chemical warehouse in Keraniganj on the outskirts of Dhaka, has been doused.

Three firefighting units rushed to the spot and extinguished the flames around 1:45pm on Sunday, our photojournalist Mehedi Hasan reported from the spot.

Sahzadi Sultana, duty officer of Fire Service and Civil Defence Control Room, said three explosions took place in a warehouse at East Bando Dhakpara, Kadamtoli, adding that the walls and tin-roof collapsed following the blasts.

Chemicals stored in the warehouse which caught fire on January 5, 2020 | Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

“Earlier in the day, the fire erupted at the warehouse around 12:20pm,” Sujon Miah, fire fighter at Keraniganj Fire Station told Dhaka Tribune.

The warehouse is owned by a man named Maruf Hossain.

The window glasses of some buildings adjacent to the warehouse were also damaged.

There was no report of casualty according to the Fire Service. 

Firefighters and locals surround the area of accident after a chemical warehouse caught fire on January 5, 2020 | Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

The reason behind the fire could not be known immediately. 

Magnesium Chloride and Sodium were found inside the warehouse.

According to the locals, at least 25 adjacent buildings were damaged at the time of the explosions.