04 October 2012

Worker killed in Chittagong shipbreaking yard:

A shipbreaking worker died from injury sustained while working in a yard at Sitakunda in Chittagong yesterday afternoon.

The deceased was identified as Mohammad Aziz, 32, son of Nurul Alam, of Moheshkhali in Cox's Bazar.

Sub-Inspector Jahirul Islam, in-charge of Chittagong Medical College Hospital (CMCH) Police Outpost, said Aziz suddenly slipped on the stair and fell to the platform while working at the shipbreaking yard, S Trading Corporation, around 1:00pm.

Seriously injured Aziz was rushed to the CMCH where doctors declared him dead around after one and a half hours.

With this, nine such accidents have occurred in shipbreaking yards this year, in which nine people have died.

Last year, 11 workers died in similar accidents, sources said.

Source: the daily star. 28 September 2012

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