A trader died as a gas cylinder fell on him while being unloaded from a truck at a ship breaking yard on Tuesday.
The deceased was identified as Md Ali Nizam, 43.
The accident occurred around 10 at the ship breaking yard named ‘Mother Steel’ when he went there for buying scraps.
Sub-Inspector of Sitakundu police station Faruque Hossain said some workers were unloading gas cylinders from a truck when Ali went there.
At one stage, the cap of a gas cylinder got loose and it started to roll and hit Ali’s face who was standing 150 feet off the truck, said the SI.
Severely injured Ali was rushed to Chattogram Medical College Hospital where doctors announced him dead.
The body was sent for an autopsy, said police.