2 shipyard workers die after ‘inhaling toxic gas’

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

The entrance of OWW Trading and Ship Breaking yard. Photo: UNBTwo workers died reportedly after inhaling toxic gas in a shipyard at Kumira of Sitakunda upazila in Chattogram on Saturday, reports UNB.

The deceased were identified as Saiful, 26, of Naogaon, and Masud, 22, of Sitakunda upazila.

Shamim Sheikh, officer-in-charge of Sitakunda police station, said the accident took place at OWW Trading and Ship Breaking around 8:00pm.

The two fell into a gas tank while working on an old ship and fell sick.

Being rescued, they were taken to Chittagong Medical College Hospital (CMCH) where physicians declared them dead around 9:00pm, said sub-inspector Abdul Hamid of CMCH police outpost.

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