Bangladesh depot explosion kills nearly 50 people A fire that broke out at a storage depot near the city of Chittagong, Bangladesh has caused a massive explosion, killing 49 people. Although it is thought that chemicals may have been stored in some of the containers, authorities in Bangladesh have yet to determine the initial cause of the fire. “The problem is that the firefighters didn’t know there was a chemical,” Mohammed Manzurul Islam from the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society told Al Jazeera. “They thought it was a small fire. What I heard from our colleagues was that the sound of the explosion was heard from two to three miles away.” Two committees have been set up to investigate the cause of the fire while experts have reportedly raised concerns over safety standards at storage facilities in Bangladesh.

Posted by Rafał Frączek at 2022-06-06 11:55:20 UTC