The Daily Star – Two workers injured in ship breaking yard fire

13 August 2012 - Two workers were injured in a fire at a ship breaking yard in Sitakunda upazila of Chittagong yesterday.

The injured are Al Amin, 19, of Naogaon; and Ershad, 28, of Comilla.

The fire, originated from the welding sparks in the engine room of SL Steel Ship Breaking Yard at Jora Amtal, injured the two while they were working there, Kumira fire service sources said.

Fire fighters doused the blaze around 1:00pm. Valuables worth Tk 5 lakh were gutted, the sources added.

The injured were taken to Chittagong Medical College Hospital and, later, were referred to Dhaka Medical College Hospital, said the ship breaking yard Manager Hamid Bari.