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Oil from tank-wagons spreading to Karnaphuli

June 21, 2015 00:00:00

CHITTAGONG, June 20: Two wagons of a train, full of oil, fell off a bridge that caved in at Boalkhali on Friday, reports bdnews24.com.

They could not be pulled out until Saturday noon.

Railways officials have said it would take the entire day to pull out the cars.

The furnace oil in the cars spread to the Karnaphuli, as the canal is affected by tides.

An official of the Depart-ment of Environment (DoE) visited the area on Saturday.

He said the spread of oil will impact the Karnaphuli badly. The furnace oil was headed for the 100-megawatt peaking power plant at Dohazari from Chittagong.


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