Jatiya Party Chairman GM Quader on Sunday demanded a judicial investigation into the massive fire at BM Container Depot in Sitakunda to uncover the reason behind it.
In a statement, he said, “The nation has become shocked and stunned by such a terrible fire incident. Bangladesh's image in world trade has also been severely damaged.”
GM Quader, also the deputy opposition leader in parliament, said that it should be examined whether there is any negligence in the maintenance or the storage of the containers.
“Exemplary punishment should be ensured against those responsible for the blaze. A judicial inquiry committee should be formed to find out the real reasons behind the fire incident,” he observed.
The Jatiya Party chairman suggested enhancing Bangladesh's capacity to prevent fire incidents.
He expressed deep shock and sorrow over the huge casualties in the fire.
GM Quader prayed for the eternal peace of the departed souls of the victims and conveyed his profound sympathy to the bereaved families.
He wished speedy recovery to the injured and urged the authorities concerned to ensure proper treatment of the injured.
The Jatiya Party chief also called upon the government to provide families of the injured and the dead with judicious compensation.
A deadly fire that broke out at BM Container Depot in Chattogram’s Sitakunda on Saturday night killed at least 49 people and injured more than 300 others.