Bangladesh: Death Of Ship Breaker In Explosion


Local media has confirmed the news of a mishap involving gas pipeline blast at a ship-breaking yard in Chittagong district of Bangladesh.


Accident: Gas pipeline explosion
Location: Ship breaking yard in Chittagong, Bangladesh
Casualties: One dead, two injured.

The accident happened at around 9:30 am local time Tuesday when the workers were cutting iron sheets inside the yard.  There was a burst in a gas cylinder that resulted in a big explosion.  The injured workers were taken to the Chittagong Medical College and Hospital by their co-workers.  A 30-year-old man succumbed to injuries while the other two workers were treated for serious burn injuries.

Source: The Daily Star