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Fire at Chittagong oil depot under control

  • Published at 04:10 pm January 16th, 2019
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Fire and smoke linger over the accident site at an oil depot in Fauzdarhat, Chittagong on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 Courtesy

Several fire fighters' units from three fire stations brought the blaze under control after two hours of efforts

A devastating fire at an oil depot in Chittagong was brought under control after two hours of frantic efforts on Wednesday afternoon. 

The deadly fire broke at the oil depot located at Fouzdarhat in the district’s Sitakunda upazila around 1pm, gutting it, local Fire Service sources said. 

Confirming the matter to the Dhaka Tribune, Abdullah Harun Pasha, in-charge of Kumira fire station, said: “The oil depot used to procure burnt engine oil from scrapped ships and store them on site.”

The fire officials had not been able to determine the cause of fire when this report was filed Wednesday evening.

Smoke coming out of debris after fire broke out at the oil depot in Faujdarhat area of Sitakunda Upazila on January, 16, 2019 | Courtesy

Upon receiving information, several fire fighters’ units from Agrabad, Kumira and Sitakunda fire stations, as well as a unit of Bangladesh Navy, rushed to the spot and doused the fire around 3:30pm, said Jashim Uddin, deputy assistant director of Fire Service and Civil Defence, Chittagong. 

A showroom named Tata Motors and Borotakia Motors was damaged in the fire, he was quoted by UNB as saying. 

The officials concerned have yet to disclose the full extent of damage and reports of any possible casualties.

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