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Devastating Container Explosion Rocks Chittagong

News, Sea Freight

A devastating container explosion at the weekend has led to over 40 deaths in a depot near Chittagong Port, Bangladesh.

Hydrogen Peroxide, within 16 chemical-laden export containers, is believed to have have caused the blast on Saturday night, which left a further 200+ people in hospital with burns.

Many nearby containers had to be removed and/or destroyed as the resulting fire continued to rage for more than 2 days.

Naturally, Hydrogen Peroxide is classed as dangerous goods and a host of global incidents at ports, or on vessels, have increased concerns for safety, with more stringent rules expected over the next few months. In 2020, dangerous goods caused a massive explosion in Beirut’s port which led to over 200 deaths.

For more information on moving general or dangerous goods safely, please reach out to a member of the Jenkar team.

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