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Bangladesh: Fire reported at oil depot in Chittagong January 16

Fire at oil depot in Chittagong brought under control after hours of effort January 16; avoid the area

16 Jan 11:27 AM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 1/16/2019, 12:00 AM until 1/16/2019, 11:59 PM (UTC). COUNTRY/REGION Chittagong


A large fire was reported on Wednesday, January 16, at an oil depot located in the Faujdarhat area of Chittagong. According to local sources, the fire - the cause of which remains undetermined - was reported at approximately 13:00 (local time) and was eventually brought under control at 16:00. The extent of the damages as well as the number of potential casualties remain unknown. Transportation disruptions are to be anticipated in the area in the coming hours.


Individuals present in Chittagong are advised to avoid the area, anticipate traffic disruptions, and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities.


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