Worker dies in ship-breaking yard fire

Staff Correspondent

16 May, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Worker dies in ship-breaking yard fire

Workers of a ship-breaking yard undergo treatment at Chittagong Medical College and Hospital, after they were injured when a fire broke out at a scrap ship at Baro Awolia area of Sitakunda on Wednesday. —SUN photo

CHATTOGRAM: A worker was burnt to death and five others were injured in a fire at a ship-breaking yard at Sitakunda upazila in the district on Wednesday.

The deceased was identified as Md Rubel, 25, son of Sheikh Ahmed of Senbag upazila in Noakhali while the injured were Masud, 19, Sohel, 22, Al Amin, 27, Mamunul Islam, 20, and Jalil, 26.

Sources said some workers were working for dismantling a ship at the ship-breaking yard of ‘Premium Trade Corporation’ in Baro Aulia area under the upazila at around 8:30am. 

Suddenly, a fire broke out from a room beside engine of the scrap vessel.  Six workers were injured in the fire critically, they said.

Locals rescued them and sent to Chattogram Medical College Hospital (CMCH) where physicians declared Rubel dead, said ASI Alauddin Talukder of the hospital police outpost.