Chattogram, Aug 31 (UNB) – At least two shipbreaking yard workers were killed and thirteen others got injured in an accident at a shipbreaking yard at Sitakunda here on Saturday.
The deceased were identified as Aminul Islam,50, and Tushar Chakma,23.
The incident occurred when the labourers fell down while climbing into an old ship at Village Baro Aulia Fultola.
The accident took place at an old ship at a shipbreaking yard name “Jiri Subeder” at Sonaichhari coastal area of Sitakunda of the district.
The injured were taken to hospital but they could not be identified initially.
Shamim Sheikh Pathok, Officer-in-Charge (Investigation) of Sitakunda police station confirmed the incident from the spot.
He informed that on Saturday evening, twelve to fifteen workers fell down while they were climbing up through a hanging stair of an old ship at Jiri Subeder Ship Breaking Yard at Baro Aulia Fultola. As a result, two labourers died on the spot while 13 others were injured.
The injured were admitted to Chattogram Medical College Hospital and a private hospital.
When contacted, Subroto Barua, Constable of Chattogram Medical College Hospital outpost said that the five injured in Sitakunda Shipbreaking accident were brought and of them two died.
“Three workers have been brought to hospital but they could not be identified yet,” he added.