Chemical container explosion; 35 killed in fire at Bangladesh

At least 35 people were killed and over 450 injured in a massive explosion that swept through a private chemical container depot in southeastern Bangladesh, officials said on Sunday. On Saturday night, the fire broke out at BM Container Depot in the Kadamrasul area in Sitakunda Upazila in Chittagong.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina mourned the death of people and ordered the mobilisation of all facilities for the salvage campaign. Officials formed a high-powered investigation committee demanding it to submit a report in the next three days.

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