14 October 2009

3 shipbreaking workers killed at Sitakunda :

Chittagong, Oct 13: Three workers of a shipbreaking yard were killed in a cylinder blast at Sitakunda shipbreaking yard today.

Sitakunda police said, a gas cylinder suddenly blasted off with a shuddering noise, killing 2 workers on the spot and severely wounding another at about 11:00 am in the Pakija Ship Breaking Yard at Baroawlia of Sitakunda.

Those died on the spot were Emran Hossain (25) and Mamun (17). The critically injured worker Nasir died under treatment at a local clinic in the afternoon.

Source: The Financial Express. 14 October 2009

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