Sitakunda has frequently made headlines for accidents inside industrial units, but these two incidents have adversely affected locals quite some distance from the sites.
The absence of workers’ safety equipment and a lack of inspections of heavy machinery are to blame for Sunday’s explosion at the Sheema Oxygen Plant in Sitakunda’s Keshabpur, said probe officials
Selim Richil was the only earning member of his four-member family. Hailing from Netrakona, Selim worked at the filling section of Seema Oxygen Plant in Sitakunda, Chattogram.
"My husband's health condition is not good. I have no idea what will happen now. He is the only source of income; my daughter is in sixth grade and my son is an HSC student"
"We submitted all of the necessary paperworks to the relevant authorities last night. Our explosive license, fire license, and other papers and documents are up to date and in order. We also had fire-fighting equipment in the factory"
The probe committee formed by Chattogram Port Authority (CPA) to investigate the devastating fire and explosion at Sitakunda’s BM Container Depot last month could not ascertain the source or specific reason behind the fire.