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.
— NGO Shipbreaking Platform (@NGOShipbreaking) May 15, 2019