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4 injured in Sitakunda shipyard blast

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Four workers suffered burn injuries in a fire that broke out at Jamuna Ship-breaking yard at Shitalpur under Sitakunda upazila of the district this morning.

The injured workers are Sohel Rana, 25, Zahid Hassan, 26, Mizanur Rahman, 39, and Md Firoz, 25.

Abul Kalam Azad, officer-in-charge (OC) of Sitakunda thana, confirmed the incident to BSS. He said the accident took place around 8.30 am when the workers were working for breaking an imported ship at the shipyard.

Being informed, three firefighting units of Kumira Fire Service and Civil Defense rushed to the spot and brought the blaze under control.

Alauddin Talukder, assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of Chattogram Medical College Hospital (CMCH) police outpost, said four injured people were brought to CMCH from Jamuna Shipyard.

Sohel Rana and Zahid Hasan, who burnt in the incident, have been admitted to the burn unit of CMCH. Mizanur Rahman and Firoz have been admitted to ward no 26 at the Orthopaedic unit of the hospital as their legs broke out. None of them are serious, hospital sources said.

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