23 November 2010

1 dies at ShipBreaking yard in Chittagong, Bangladesh

One person has died in Shitakunda when a heavy propeller fell on him Sunday afternoon.

Mohammad Belal, 35, died at the Lotus Corporation ship breaking yard, owned by Mohammad Hossain and Mohammad Mohsin, in Madam Bibirhaat, when one of the ship's propeller plates fell on him as he was cutting it.
Belal, son of Mohammad Motaleb of Bhatiari Forest, was taken to the Chittagong Medical College & Hospital (CMCH) where he was declared dead by the duty doctor.

CMCH police camp's, Nayek Pankaj Das, told bdnews24.com that the victim died when an old propeller plate fell on him.

The corporation has promised to compensate Belal's family for his death.

"I am not aware of any such incident having taken place," Mohammad Shahid, sub-inspector, Shitakunda police station, told bdnews24.com.

Source: bdnews24.com; Sunday Nov 21st http://www.bdnews24.com/details.php?id=179427&cid=2

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