Tuesday, 11th May 2021

Chittagong: 4 die after inhaling toxic gases

Chittagong, Oct 14 (BAN/ AD): In 2 different incidents 4 people have died after inhaling toxic gases in Chittagong and Savar. In Chittagong, incident happened while working at a ship-breaking yard in Sitakunda. The incidents took place between Saturday and yesterday.

In Chittagong, incident happened at OWW ship breaking yard in Kumira area around 6:20pm on Saturday, police said. The deceased were identified as Saiful Islam and Masudul Islam, said Sitakunda police station OC Shamim Sheikh.

They were rushed to Chittagong Medical College Hospital around 9:20pm, but died there undergoing treatment, the OC added.

On the outskirts of capital Dhaka in Savar, two workers died after inhaling toxic gas in a water tank of a tannery at the Savar Tannery Industrial Estate yesterday morning. They were taken to Enam Medical College Hospital, where doctors declared them dead. Police are investigating the incidents.

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