Port Depot Fire Near Bangladesh Kills 49

A blaze erupted at a container depot near a port city in southeastern Bangladesh, killing 49 people. Nine of those killed were firefighters responding to the scene. More than 100 people were injured and the fire burned for a second night as the fire brigades struggled to get it under control.

The incident took place at the BM Inland Container Depot and broke out around midnight on Saturday following a chemical explosion. The depot is located near Chittagong Seaport, 134 miles southeast of Dhaka.