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Bangladesh Investigates Fire That Killed at Least 41

Authorities are investigating security measures put in place to handle hazardous materials at a container depot in southeastern Bangladesh, where a fire sparked a series of explosions that killed at least 41 people and injured nearly 200, according to government officials and volunteers.

The first fire broke out Saturday night in a container of hydrogen peroxide in the town of Sitakunda, about 25 miles northwest of the port city of Chittagong, authorities said. This set off the first explosion at around 9:30 p.m., and several explosions followed in the hours that followed. The fire spread to nearby containers, including some containing items of clothing.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/bangladesh-investigates-fire-that-killed-at-least-41-11654518007 Bangladesh Investigates Fire That Killed at Least 41

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