Ctg tank blast: Engr, top official found responsible
An engineer and the factory’s general manager have been found responsible for the fertiliser factory blast in Chittagong that nearly caused a gas leak disaster.
The committee that investigated the matter recommended the withdrawal of Deputy Chief Engineer (electric) Dilip Kumar Barua and General Manager (technical and maintenance) Nakibul Islam today.
Probe report found them guilty of negligence in duty as they did not inspect safety of the factory or repair damaged sections, investigators told journalists at a press conference in the post city around 1:00pm.
Chief of the three-member investigation committee Md Mominur Rashid, an additional district magistrate, submitted the report to Deputy Commissioner Mesbahuddin.
On August 22, a tank containing 340 tonnes of ammonia exploded at the Diammonium phosphate (DAP) factory in Anwara upazila of Chittagong. The gas spread all over the area, affecting people and the local environment.