- PM Shehbaz Sharif says he’s “unhappy to hear about lack of valuable lives in a fireplace incident in Bangladesh.”
- Gives his “heartfelt condolences and honest sympathies” to govt and other people of Bangladesh.
- Huge blaze at a seaport’s container depot in Bangladesh killed a minimum of 49 folks and left over 200 injured.
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Monday expressed grief over the unlucky hearth incident and the quite a few casualties it prompted in Bangladesh.
An enormous blaze at a container depot in southeast Bangladesh’s seaport killed a minimum of 49 folks and injured greater than 200. The hearth broke out on the delivery container facility on Saturday evening at Sitakunda, 40 km (25 miles) from the port metropolis of Chittagong, triggering an enormous blast and a number of container explosions.
Taking to Twitter, PM Shehbaz Sharif prolonged his sympathies and condolences to Bangladesh and the households of the deceased and injured.
“Unhappy to listen to in regards to the lack of valuable lives in a fireplace incident in Bangladesh. My heartfelt condolences & most honest sympathies are with the federal government and other people of Bangladesh,” the premier wrote.
The chemical-filled containers had been nonetheless exploding on Sunday as firefighters tried to douse the hearth and officers stated the military had joined the mission. The most recent incident highlights the nation’s poor industrial security observe document.
Bangladesh has prospered over current many years to turn into the world’s second-biggest exporter of clothes, however the infrastructure and institutional focus for industrial security continues to be nascent, the Worldwide Labour Organisation stated earlier this 12 months.
Lax laws and poor enforcement of guidelines have been blamed for a number of massive fires which have led to tons of of deaths in recent times.
In 2020, three folks had been killed after an oil tank exploded at a container depot in Chittagong’s Patenga space, whereas in July final 12 months, 54 died when an inferno ripped via a meals processing manufacturing facility outdoors the capital Dhaka.
At the very least 70 died in a fireplace that engulfed a number of buildings in a centuries-old neighbourhood of Dhaka in 2019.
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