The death toll in the fire at a container depot in Chattogram’s Sitakunda has risen to 44 after a victim succumbed to his burns while undergoing treatment at a hospital.
The deceased was identified as Md Masud Rana, 37, son of Khalilur Rahman, hailed from Bhatara of Sharishabari area in Jamalpur, said officials.
"Masud was in the intensive care unit of Chattogram Medical College Hospital at 3:45 am on Wednesday. He is the first person to have died while undergoing treatment after the incident", said ASI Alauddin Talukder.
A fire broke out at the BM Container Depot in the Kadmarsul area around 9:30 pm on Saturday.
The bodies of 43 people, including nine firefighters, were recovered from the depot. More than two hundred people were injured in the incident.
Most of the casualties were fire service personnel, depot workers, and drivers.