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3-member probe committee formed over Chandpur tanker blast

  • Published at 07:02 pm September 2nd, 2016
3-member probe committee formed over Chandpur tanker blast

A three-member probe committee has been formed to investigate the incident of devastating fire which was originated from an oil tanker blast at Bangabandhu Road in Chandpur town early yesterday that left one people killed and 20 others injured.

Chandpur District Administration office sources said The Dhaka Tribune: “A three-member probe committee headed by Md Masud Alam, additional deputy commissioner of Chandpur, was formed to investigate the incident.”

The committee was asked to submit its report within seven working days.

The other committee members are Ratan Kumar Nath, deputy director of Chandpur fire fighting unit and Assistant Police Superintendent Md Nazrul Islam.

Md Masud Alam, additional deputy commissioner also the head of the probe committee said: “Now I don't want to comment about the tragedy, we will submit the report within seven working days.”

Earlier, police filed a case with Sadar Model police station against five people in this connection.

On Thursday, a devastating fire broke at an oil godown while unloading petrol from a lorry at Bangabandhu Road in Chandpur town.

Raihan, 23, son of Mizanur Rahman, owner of the oil depot died at at Dhaka Medical College Hospital around 7.45 pm on Thursday.

Mizanur Rahman, 50, Badsha, 45, Masud, 28, and Nur Mohammad, 21, are under going treatment at the burn unit of DMCH.

Ninety per cent of the bodies of Masud, Raihan and Nur have burnt while 68% of Mizan and 40% of Badsha are suffering from burn injuries, According to DMCH.

Police and Fire Service sources said the fire broke out at an oil godown while unloading petrol from a lorry in Mijibari area of the road around 12.30am. Soon the fire engulfed the godown on the ground floor of a three-storey residential building and spread to the upper floors.

The residents of the floors took shelter on the roof and were rescued by ladders with the help of fire fighters and locals.

Five units of Chandpur Fire Station rushed to the spot and brought the situation under control after a hectic effort of four hours.

Several shops adjacent to the building were also suffered damage due to the fire.

Besides, there were soya bean and palm oil and gas cylinder in the godown which made the situation worst, he added.

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