Mystery over accident at ship breaking yard | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, February 03, 2011 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, February 03, 2011

Mystery over accident at ship breaking yard

Its rumour: Yard MD

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Mystery shrouds the accident at a ship breaking yard in Sitakunda upazila yesterday.
Reporters and police rushed to the Seiko Steel Limited Ship Breaking Yard at South Sonaichhari of Baro Aulia under the upazila in the afternoon hearing the news of death of at least two workers at the yard but they only found nominal injury to a worker.
Managing Director of the yard Md Nazim Uddin claimed that it was nothing but a rumour.
He said a worker named Jahir, 30, was hurt in the toe while pulling an iron plate at around 11:30am.
Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Sachin Chakma of Sitakunda said he rushed to the yard after hearing the news but found there had been no accident.
Most of the workers were found reluctant to talk with the reporters who visited the yard yesterday afternoon.
They even expressed their ignorance about the injury to Jahir.
Three new ships were imported at the yard two months back for scrapping, said Nazim Uddin.

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