Two people have died and 13 were injured in an accident at the Ziri Subedar ship breaking yard in Bangladesh.

The incident happened during the dismantling of a 5,000-teu containership, formerly named CSL Virginia (built 2005), according to a report from NGO Shipbreaking Platform.

The Brussels-based lobby group named the dead men as 35-year-old Aminul Islam and 27-year-old Tushar Chakma.

The yard, located in Chattogram, has been temporarily closed following the accident.

NGO Shipbreaking Platform said so far this year 15 yard workers have died in the Chattogram region.