Death toll in Ctg depot fire revised down to 41

NEWS DESK:

Chattogram DC (Deputy Commissioner) office has revised the death toll from Sitakunda’s BM Container Depot fire down to 41.

Media reports mentioned the death toll as 49 after the DC office confirmed it yesterday afternoon, Sunday, June 05, 2022.

However, the DC office’s information booth around 3:30pm today, Monday, June 6, 2022 confirmed that 41 people died from the fire and revised the notice board accordingly.

Among the deceased, 25 have been identified so far, it said.

According to the information booth, 99 people were critically injured and were receiving treatment at Chittagong Medical College Hospital.

Yesterday afternoon, Sunday, June 05, 2022, Chattogram Civil Surgeon Ilias Chowdhury confirmed the death toll as 49 till then.

While briefing the media around 6:30pm yesterday, Sunday, June 05, 2022, Deputy Commissioner Mominur Rahman said the death toll from the fire stood at 45.

Chattogram’s Additional Superintendent of Police Afruzul Haque Tutul also confirmed the death toll as 41.

Asked about the missing people, he said they didn’t have any coordinated list of missing people so far.

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