The Daily Star – Another ship-breaker dies

18 September 2011- A worker was killed when a huge iron-plate fell on him at a ship-breaking yard in Sitakunda upazila of Chittagong in the early hours of Sunday.

Md Eskandar, 26, of Banshbaria of the upazila, injured seriously when the heavy iron-plate fell on him, reports our Chittagong correspondent quoting Jahid Iqbal, director of the ship breaking yard.

He was rushed to Chittagong Medical College Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries around 5:00am, the director added.

Eskandar along with other workers was dismantling a ship at Fortune Ship Breaking Yard around 12:15am.

Nur Mohammad, officer-in-charge of Sitakunda Police Station, confirmed the incident.