24 October 2015

Three hurt workers die in port city:

Inspectors find lack of safety measures at the yard; owners yet to comply to show cause notice; victims yet to be compensated

Three ship-breaking workers, who were injured in a gas-tank explosion at RA Ship-breaking Yard in Chittagong's Sitakunda upazila on October 13, died at Chittagong Medical College Hospital on October 18 and October 19.

The dead were Md Russell, 20, his cousin Md Khairul, 22, both of Magura, and Md Alamgir, 35.

Russell's brother said they were yet to get any compensation from the owner.

The owners, despite getting a show cause notice from the department of inspection for factories and establishment on October 15, have not respond yet, said the department's officials who found a lack of safety measures at the yard.

Sitakunda police filed a case against the owners and manager.

Source: The Daily Star. 22 October 2015

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