18 May 2012

1 hurt as scrap ship catches fire in Keraniganj:

A scrap ship caught fire while being dismantled at a shipbreaking yard on the bank of the river Burigana in Keraniganj Wednesday morning, leaving one critically injured.

On information, four fire fighting units rushed to the spot and doused the fire after about three and a half hours of frantic efforts around 12:50pm.

Fire brigade sources said the fire originated inside the triple-decker vessel around 9:30am when workers were dismantling the ship at the ship-breaking yard at Kaliganj Oilghat.

Soon the blaze engulfed the second and third levels of the ship, the sources said.

A fire fighter, Abu Zahid, received burn injuries while trying to douse the fire. He was rushed to Mitford Hospital in critical condition.

Source: The Daily Star. 9 May 2012

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