2 burnt dead at ship-breaking yard

Two workers were burnt to death at a ship-breaking yard at Shitolpur in Sitakundu upzaila of Chattogram on Monday night, reports UNB.

The deceased were Md Jalil, 26, son of Md Ainal, from Barishal and Bipul Chandra, 24, son of late Shoshi Chandra, from Kurigram district.

Sub-inspector Pradyut Gosh Chowdhury of Sitakundu police station said that the two workers sustained burn injuries after a fire broke out from gas cylinder (used for cutting iron) while they were working at the engine room of an scrap vessel at 'Sagorika Ship Breaking Yard' owned by Siraj Doula.

Later, they were rushed to a hospital where they succumbed to injuries, said police.