15 October 2015

Compensation demanded for Chittagong ship-breaking yard accident victims:

Ship-breaking Workers Trade Union Forum yesterday demanded Tk 10 lakh in compensation for each of the eight victim families which either had lost or got their members injured in a gas cylinder explosion at Shital Enterprise Ship-breaking yard on September 5.

At a press conference in Chittagong city, Convener of the forum Tapan Dutta mentioned that four workers died, one is still fighting for life in a hospital while the other three were brought back to the shed from hospitals without full treatment.

The owner paid a nominal amount only to the families of the dead, said the convener, threatening to wage tougher movement if the compensations are not paid to the eight families in next seven days.

Source: the daily star. 15 October 2015

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