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Probe to reveal whether Ctg fire sabotage or accident: Info Minister

Investigation will reveal whether the Chattogram container depot fire was an accident or sabotage, said Information Minister Hasan Mahmud on Sunday.

Investigations are on to detect the real reason behind the devastating fire at BM container depot in Sitakund, he said.

The prime minister herself is looking after the matter and she instructed all concerned to provide necessary support, said Hasan while speaking at a meeting with Crime Reporters Association of Bangladesh (Crab).

The death toll from the deadly fire at privately run inland container depot rose to 43 on Sunday, said fire service officials.

‘The death toll from the fire climbed to 43 and there were seven fire service members among the deceased,” said Anisur Rahman, deputy director of Fire Service and Civil Defense, while briefing reporters at Chattogram Medical College and Hospital over the deadly fire incident.

Besides, over 200 people suffered injuries, most of them from burns.

Two committees have been formed to investigate the blaze and blasts.

Source: United News of Bangladesh