Thirteen Die In Tanker Fire

Wednesday, May 31, 2000
At least 13 people were killed and 50 injured when fire broke out aboard a disused oil tanker near Bangladesh's Chittagong port on Wednesday, police and fire officials said. The exact cause of the fire on the 400,000 dwt tanker, M.T. Dena, which was at a ship-breaking yard, is not yet known.

Witnesses said the fire followed a big explosion that tore off part of the tanker while workers were dismantling it using gas torches.

Police said the blaze was under control and a rescue operation was under way. The death count could rise, they added.

Bangladeshi shipbreakers Z.N. Enterprise bought the disused tanker from an Iranian company a few months ago, yard officials said.

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