A crew member of a cargo vessel was burnt to death while two others sustained injuries as a fire broke out at the anchored vessel at Bijoynagar Ghat in Karnaphuli river in the port city on Tuesday night, UNB reports.
The deceased was identified as Saiful Islam, 34, son of Abul Khayer of Fatikchhari upazila.
Sub-inspector Alauddin of Chattogram Medical College Hospital police camp, said the vessel ‘MV APS-1’ caught fire around 11 pm, leaving three crewmembers of the ship injured.
Later, they were taken to Chittagong Medical College Hospital where Saiful succumbed to his injuries.
The two other injured Nahid, 18 and Mizan, 25 were admitted to the burn unit of the hospital.