Two dead, 9 injured in Bangladesh oil depot fire

A massive fire erupted on Monday at Bangladesh’s state-run Meghna Oil depot in Khulna city, 180 km southwest of the capital Dhaka, killing two people and injuring nine, a...

A massive fire erupted on Monday at Bangladesh’s state-run Meghna Oil depot in Khulna city, 180 km southwest of the capital Dhaka, killing two people and injuring nine, a police official said.

Moshraf Hossain, officer in-charge of Khulna city’s Khalishpur Police Station, told the media that an explosion took place at the depot at around 11:00 a.m. local time Monday when oil lorries were being loaded with octane and diesel.

“Eleven people were rushed to Khulna Medical College Hospital with burn injuries where doctors declared two dead,” he said.

Five units of fire fighters spent an hour tackling the blaze and finally brought it under control.

The cause of the explosion was not known immediately.

(ASIA PACIFIC DAILY)

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