15 October 2009

Bangladesh shipbreaking: 1 more dies in accident

One more worker of a shipbreaking yard died as an iron plate fell on him at Bhatiari in Sitakunda yesterday afternoon.

The deceased Jahangir Alam, 28, son of Md Aziz Miah of Laxmanpur at Badarganj in Rangpur, was a worker of Habib Steel Ship Breaking Yard.

Police said the accident occurred around 12:30pm when Jahangir was resting beside an iron plate kept against a wall, which fell on him leaving the man seriously injured.

Jahangir was rushed to the Chittagong Medical College Hospital around 2:00pm where the doctors declared him dead.

Officer-in-charge of Sitakunda Police Station Md Nazrul Islam confirmed the incident and said police were sent to the spot.

With yesterday's death, seven workers met tragic death at three shipbreaking yards in Sitakunda since Thursday [October 8].

Meanwhile, the death toll of shipbreaking workers rose to 16 in the last ten months.

Source: The Daily Star. 15 October 2009.

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