An explosion at a ship breaking yard in Chittagong district, Bangladesh, has killed a 30-year-old worker. Two of his co-workers have been injured.

According to local media, the blast occurred in a gas pipeline on Tuesday (August 25) around 9:30 a.m. local time. The gas cylinder burst and exploded while the workers were inside the yard cutting iron sheets.

The injured were hospitalized in the Chittagong Medical College and Hospital with serious burns.

Explosion kills worker in Chittagong breaking yard

"Jafrabad Chittagong shipbreaking (8)" by Stéphane M Grueso via Wikimedia