Image courtesy of Prime News BD

Three men who were burned when an oil tanker caught fire Saturday at Mongla port in Bangladesh have died of their injuries.

Two of the victims were identified as Moslem Uddin and Babul Mianon, according to Prime News BD.

A third man who died hasn’t been identified.

The three deceased victims and a fourth crewman who sustained burns were transported to Khulna Medical College Hospital in Dhaka.

The oil tanker ‘MV Zakah’ is reportedly owned by Mahbub Uddin

Altaf Hossain of Mangla Port operations said the fire broke out around 4:00 am local time in the engine room of the vessel, Prime News BD said.

The oil tanker had come to the port from Daulatpur on Friday and was scheduled to loaded Saturday.

The fire reportedly was caused by a short circuit in a battery.

The fire was extinguished after five hours.


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