3 die inhaling poisonous gas in Chattogram shipbreaking yard

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Chattogram, July 31: At least three workers died and six others fell sick after inhaling poisonous gas while working at a shipbreaking yard in Sitalpur of Sitakuda upazila on Wednesday.The deceased were identified as Nantu Bepari, 24, son of Amjad Bepari, Mohammad Rusel, 25, son of Jafar Matabbar of Pirojpur, and Md Sobidul, 26, son of Abu Talebor of Kurigram.

Sub-inspector Johirul Islam, in-charge of Chattogram Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) Police out-post, said the trio was working at the shipbreaking yard of Mac Corporation when the poisonous gas leaked from the pump house of a ship spread around leaving them seriously sick.

They were taken to the CMCH where they were declared dead, he said.

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