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Ctg Depot fire: Another firefighter dies of injuries, death toll now 46

Another firefighter, who sustained critical injures at Sitakunda's BM container depot fire, died at a hospital in Dhaka early today.

Gausul Azam (22) breathed his last around 3:00am while being treated at the intensive care unit of Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery, said the Resident Surgeon of the institute SM Aiyub Hossain.

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He was flown to Dhaka from Chattogram with 70 percent burns on his body, Aiyub said.

With Gausul, at least 10 firefighters died in the fire while three others are still missing, according to fire service officials.

Hailing from Jashore, Azam joined the fire service in 2018. He left behind his wife and a six-month old baby boy.

The fire broke out at BM Container Depot in Chattogram on June 4.

The death toll in the BM Depot fire has now reached 46.