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Tanker blast kills two at Chittagong dockyard

Two workers were killed and three others injured in an explosion incident at a dockyard in Chittagong yesterday.

According to local reports, the incident occurred when the workers were doing repair work on an oil tanker named Desh-1 at the Ocean Dockyard in Shikalbaha, Chittagong.

Five workers were removing rust from the vessel when a gas cylinder suddenly exploded, leading to the death of the two workers.

The injured were sent to Chittagong Medical College Hospital (CMCH) for treatment. Two of the injured are in critical condition and another worker suffered minor injury as he jumped off from the ship.

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Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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