The death toll in the explosion at Chattogram’s Sitakunda container depot reached 38, confirmed the authorities of Chittagong Medical College Hospital and police.
Besides, more than 200 people were injured in the explosion as a fire broke out at a container depot on Saturday night.
The death toll could rise further as some of the injured were severely burnt in the fire, Banglanews Correspondent reports.
According to locals, the blast took place around 11:15 pm after a fire broke out there. The injured were brought to Chattogram Medical College Hospital (CMCH), they added.
Nurul Qayum Khan, president of the association of inland container depot owners said that there was a container of hydrogen peroxide at the depot for shipment and that might be the reason behind the big blast.
Chattogram Civil Surgeon Ilias Chowdhury has requested everyone to rush to the blood bank of CMCH and donate blood.
Doctors from nearby government and private hospitals have been requested to report to CMCH to provide services to large number of injured patients.