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Mystery over accident at ship breaking yard

Workers found reluctant ta talk Mystery shrouds the accident at a ship breaking yard in Sitakunda upazila yesterday.Reporters and police rushed to the Seiko Steel Limited Ship Breaking Yard at South Sonaichhari of Baro Aulia under the upazila in the afternoon hearing the news of death of at least two workers at the yard but they only found nominal injury to a worker.Managing Director of the yard Md Nazim Uddin claimed that it was nothing but a rumour.He said a worker named Jahir, 30, was hurt in the toe while pulling an iron plate at around 11:30am.Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Sachin Chakma of Sitakunda said he rushed to the yard after hearing the news but found there had been no accident.Most of the workers were found reluctant to talk with the reporters who visited the yard yesterday afternoon.They even expressed their ignorance about the injury to Jahir.Three new ships were imported at the yard two months back for scrapping, said Nazim Uddin.Source: Daily Star

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Pakistan to overtake Bangladesh this year

Pakistan looks to recycle more tonnage "Pakistan looks set to recycle more tonnage this year than Bangladesh, as a freeze in ship demolition for most of this year has allowed Gadani breakers to compete more aggressively for vessels.In the year to date, Gadani breakers have bought at least 3.9m dwt of tonnage for demolition, according to data from Clarkson Research Services. This is just shy of the 4.3m dwt Chittagong yards have dismantled,and if uncertainty continues in Bangladesh this figure could stay flat further into this month."Source: Clarkson Research Services

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