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Fire at Benapole port
Fire engulfs several trucks at Benapole Land Port on Sunday, June 3m 2018. Photo: UNB
Fire engulfs several trucks at Benapole Land Port on Sunday, June 3m 2018. Photo: UNB
Benapole, 3 June, Abnews: A fire broke out at the truck terminal of the land port of Benapole early Saturday following the explosion of an acid drum causing loss around Tk 10 crore.
 
Aminul Islam, director of Benapole port, confirmed the matter. 
 
He said the fire broke out in a good-laden truck from India following the explosion of an acid containing drum near the truck station around 3:30 am which engulfed at least ten other nearby trucks.
 
On information, five firefighting units from Benapole, Jhikargaccha and Jashore rushed there and doused the fire after three and half hours frantic efforts.
 
The loss due to the fire was estimated around Tk 10 crore.
 
A three-member probe committee has been formed to investigate the incident.
 
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