Huge explosion kills one, injures five at Bangladesh demo yard

A huge explosion killed one and injured five at the Mahinur Ship Recycling Yard in Chittagong today.

The fire broke out at the pump room of a ship being scrapped at the Bangladeshi demo yard in the morning. Local police say the accident happened when a gas cylinder exploded, sparking an intense fire that has yet to be put out.

Deaths at Bangladesh recycling yards continue to happen despite greater scrutiny. In February, a fire broke out in the engine room onboard a tanker, beached at a different Chittagong recycling facility, killing two workers.


Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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