26 August 2015

Cylinder blast kills one at Chittagong ship breaking yard:

A worker has been killed and three others have been sustained burn injuries in a cylinder blast at a ship breaking yard at Shitalpur area of Sitakunda upazila in Chittagong district.

The deceased was identified as Md Iliash, 30, son of Sheikh Sagin Uddin, hailing from Ratanpur under Kaliganj upazila of Satkhira district, said Sub-Inspector (SI) Md Saifullah of Sitakunda police station.

The injured, Md Safiqul, 35, Julhas Uddin, 36, and Md Ismail, 36, were received primary treatment from the Chittagong Medical College Hospital (CMCH), the SI added.

Quoting the witnesses, SI Saifullah said the incident took place at one SN Corporation, a ship breaking yard, in Dakkhin Sitalpur area under Sonaichari union of the upazila at around 9:30am on Tuesday.

A gas cylinder set off while Iliash was cutting the iron sheets inside the factory using the gas cylinder, leaving the four injured, said the SI.

The coworkers took the four at CMCH where the on duty doctors declared Iliash dead, said the SI.

Nayek Hamidur Rahman of CMCH police outpost said Iliash, who sustained critical burn injuries was announced dead after whisking off at the hospital.

A case was filed in this connection with Sitakunda police station, said SI Saifullah.

Source: Dhaka Tribune. 25 August 2015

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