Fire Blast at a Ship-breaking Yard in Bangladesh : 2 died, 5 injured

May 15, 2019 in Latest News, Uncategorized

Two workers named Mohammod Rubel (25) and Al-Amin (28) died while 5 others burned in a fire blast at a ship-breaking yard named ‘ Mahinur Ship-breaking Yard’ at Sitakunda in Chattogram. The blast happened on Wednesday,15 May 2019 at around 8:30 am.

The injured workers are Mohammad Jolil (30), Mohammad Masud (19), Mohammad Sohel (22), Al Amin (27) and Mamunul Islam (27).  Among them the condition of a worker is critical.

The injured workers claimed that, there was no protective equipment in this factory. The ship was beaching a year ago, said the manager of the factory, Sabbir Ahmed.

A few days ago there was a hideout of the death of a worker named Tara Miya in the same factory, source said60400889_2333047480267122_2487487801910624256_n 60415476_296234311325901_6032674651228864512_n(1).

Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Mohammad Alauddin of Chittagong Medical Police Outpost confirmed the causalities.

The fire broke out from the abandoned waste oil at the adjacent room of engine where the workers cutting the steel by Oxyacetylene flame and spread fire within the moment.

(Source : OSHE foundation)