Bangladesh launches probe into deadly fire that killed 49 people

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The authorities have launched an investigation into a deadly fire at a container depot in eastern Bangladesh, as firefighters battled to bring the flames under control for the third day running, officials said on Monday. At least 49 people died in the fire that broke out on Saturday night at the BM Inland Container Depot, a Dutch-Bangladesh joint venture near the port city of Chattagram. “An investigation was launched to determine the reason behind the blaze,” Home Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Khan told reporters in Dhaka. The investigators will also look into whether sabotage could have been …

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