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Worker dies in Chittagong shipbreaking yard fire

  • Published at 01:59 pm May 15th, 2019
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File photo of a ship-breaking yard in Chittagong

Five others sustained burn injuries in the incident

A worker at a shipbreaking yard has died in a fire that broke out while dismantling a ship in Chittagong.

Five others also sustained injuries in the incident which took place in Sitakunda upazila on Wednesday.

The deceased, Mohamamd Rubel, was a cutting worker of Premier Trade Corporation and Mahinur Ship Recycling Yard, reports UNB.

Zahirul Islam, in-charge of Chittagong Medical College Hospital (CMCH) police camp, said: "Six workers sustained burn injuries when the fire broke out at the pump room of a scrap ship around 8:30am.

"They were taken to CMCH where the doctors pronounced Rubel dead."