(LaPresse) A massive fire in a container depot near the port of Chittagong, about 210 kilometers south-east of Dhaka, killed 49 people, including nine firefighters, and left more than 100 people injured.

Fire tore through the BM Inland Container Depot, a Dutch-Bangladesh joint venture, at midnight Saturday following explosions in a container full of chemicals. The explosions shattered the windows of neighboring buildings and were felt up to four kilometers away.

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