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2 ship-breakers die in Chittagong

  • Published at 11:23 am September 1st, 2019
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The accident left five others injured

Two workers have died and five others sustained critical injuries while working at a ship-breaking yard in Chittagong.

The deceased were Aminul, 56, and Tushar Chakma, 27.

The accident took place at Ziri Subedar ship-breaking yard in Baro Awlia area of Sitakunda upazila around 5:15pm on Saturday.

Officer-in-Charge of Sitakunda police station Shamim Sheikh said:"The workers were injured when they fell from a great height.

“They were then rushed to Chittagong Medical College Hospital (CMCH)."

Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) Alauddin Talukdar of the CMCH police outpost said: “The duty doctor declared the duo dead, while the others are undergoing treatment at the hospital.” 

On July 31, three workers died after inhaling toxic fumes from a gas leak while dismantling an oil tank in the same ship-breaking yard.