13 August 2012

Two workers injured in shipbreaking yard fire:

Two workers were injured in a fire at a shipbreaking yard in Sitakunda upazila of Chittagong yesterday. The injured are Al Amin, 19, of Naogaon; and Ershad, 28, of Comilla.

The fire, originated from the welding sparks in the engine room of SL Steel Ship Breaking Yard at Jora Amtal, injured the two while they were working there, Kumira fire service sources said.

Fire fighters doused the blaze around 1:00pm. Valuables worth Tk 5 lakh were gutted, the sources added.

The injured were taken to Chittagong Medical College Hospital and, later, were referred to Dhaka Medical College Hospital, said the ship breaking yard Manager Hamid Bari.

Source: The Daily Star. 13 August 2012

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