Massive Fire Rages on in Ctg Chemical Factory

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

A massive fire broke out at a chemical factory near Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram on Friday morning, reports UNB.

Fortunately, no casualties were reported.

However, a total of 12 fire tenders pressed into service to douse the flames were yet to contain the blaze till the last reports came in.

The fire broke out at the Homeland chemical factory near Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram around 10.30 am. The blaze soon triggered an explosion, according to locals.

By the time, the first fire tender reached the spot, the blaze was already out of control.

Soon, 11 more tenders from various parts of Chattogram chipped in but were battling to bring it under control, our correspondent reports from Chattogram.

Newton Das, deputy assistant director of the Chattogram fire service, said that "the 12 fire tenders are trying their best to contain the blaze".

"The cause of the fire could not be ascertained yet. But highly inflammable chemicals stockpiled inside are giving us a hard time," he said.

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