Chittagong depot fire: Army joins rescue operation

The fire has so far killed 45 people

The Bangladesh Army has joined the Fire Service in its rescue operation after a fire broke out at an inland container depot in Sitakunda upazila of Chittagong.

The depot caught fire late on Saturday and was still ablaze as of Sunday afternoon.

One army team was working to assist in the rescue operation and bringing the fire under control, while another was working to prevent chemicals at the depot from spreading to the sea.

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The Military Police was helping maintain law and order. Besides, a medical team was tending to the people injured in the fire.

At least 37 people were killed and more than 450 were injured in the deadly fire at BM Container Depot.

Five of the deceased were firefighters. Another 15 Fire Service personnel were receiving treatment at Chittagong CMH for injuries sustained while trying to douse the blaze.