07 August 2012

Shipbreaking worker killed while working:

CHITTAGONG, AUG 1: A worker was killed while working in a shipbreaking yard named United Ship Breaking in Shonaichari area under Sitakunda upazila in Chittagong in the early hours on Wednesday. The deceased was identified as Mohammad Loton, 30, son of Siafat Ali of Bajnatpur area under Kazipur police station in Sirajganj. 

Chand Miah, a worker of the yard, said that a total of 10 workers were working at night. All on a sudden, a big piece of steel fell on Liton leaving him critically injured at around 3.00am, he said, adding that co-workers rescued him and rushed to Chittagong Medical College Hospital where the doctors declared him dead.

Officer-in-Charge of Sitakunda police station SamIul Alam said that the worker died in an accident at the shipbreaking yard. The body was sent to deceased native home after completing autopsy.

A case of unnatural death was filed in this connection, he added.

Source: The Independent. 2 August 2012

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