A worker died and at least 3 others sustained injuries Saturday as a boiler exploded on a scrap ship at Sitakunda shipyard in Chattogram.
The injured workers with burns are currently being treated at Chattogram Medical College Hospital.
The deceased was identified as Ripon Chakma, 26, cutter man of the yard hailing from Dighinala upazila in Khagrachari district.
The injured are Md Sohel, 29 from Lakshmipur, Rocket Hossain, 24, from Naogaon and Md Mintu, 41, from Dhaka all working as fitter men in the yard.
The incident occurred around 2 pm at Messrs SN Corporation shipbreaking yard in Madam Bibirhat area of the upazila.
According to police, the boiler exploded while the workers were cutting a scrap ship using gas, leaving four of the workers burnt.
As they were taken to CMCH after rescuing, the doctor announced Ripon dead.
Officer-in-Charge of Sitakunda model police station Abul Kalam Azad said a team was sent to the scene for investigation.
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“The injured are in critical condition at the moment,” the OC said, quoting the doctors at CMCH.
Meanwhile, some workers of the shipyard claimed the number of deaths and injuries are much higher.
The shipyard authority has hidden the bodies and injured workers, they said, wishing not to be identified.