Indian PM Modi offers condolences to Sitakunda fire victims
Own Correspondent, Dhaka, June 8: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sent a letter to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressing grief over the devastating fire and explosion at BM Container Depot in Chittagong's Sitakunda.
The information was given in a message sent from the press wing of the Prime Minister's Office on Tuesday.
The message said that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed deep sorrow over the deaths and injuries in the tragic fire at the container depot in Chittagong.
In the letter addressed to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the Indian Prime Minister said that his government would extend all possible assistance for the relief and rehabilitation of the victims. The letter conveys the sincere sympathy and sympathy of the Government of India and the fraternal people of India. Modi also prayed for speedy recovery of the injured.
Meanwhile, authorities have confirmed that 41 people have been killed so far in the blaze that started on Saturday night. Nine firefighters were among the victims. Two more bodies were found in the rubble on Tuesday. The death toll is expected to be 43. However, no official announcement has been made yet. The army said the fire at the container depot is now almost under control.
About 63 patients undergoing treatment at Chittagong Medical College (CMC) Hospital have suffered eye injuries. Six of them need to be taken to the Institute of Ophthalmology in Dhaka for advanced treatment, said Professor Deen Mohammad Nurul Haque, former director general of National Eye Care.
Former Director General of National Eye Care Professor Deen Mohammad Nurul Haque checked patients in different wards of Chittagong Medical College Hospital.
He said this at a press conference in the room of the director of Chittagong Medical College Hospital on Tuesday.
He said that out of the injured patients, 63 patients have injuries in their eyes. Some are seriously injured. Six of the injured are in critical condition. One of them had a ruptured cornea in his eye. He may need to be taken out of the country for advanced treatment.