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One killed in Karnaphuli oil tanker fire

September 24, 2021 00:00:00

CHATTOGRAM, Sept 23 (UNB): A 32-year-old man burnt to death in a fire triggered by a gas-cylinder explosion on an oil tanker in the Karnaphuli river in Chattogram district on Wednesday evening.

The deceased was identified as Junayed of Bashkhali upazila. Another man-- Nazrul Islam Saddam, 35, son of Abul Hashem of Char Lakhya upazila -- who jumped off the vessel to save his life, has been missing.

Police said, "The explosion occurred during welding work in the engine room of the tanker anchored on the southern side of the river near Charpatharghata coast on Wednesday night".

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