Devastating Container Explosion Rocks Chittagong
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.