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Worker dies in Teknaf land port

Teknaf,
Bangladesh:
 A
worker – working as daily base- died in Teknaf land port yesterday
while he was loading timbers into a truck, according to worker from
Tekanf land port.


“The daily workers are working in Teknaf
land port with low wages and no medical facility inside port. The
port authority is using daily workers for any accident insurance
while working on the timbers. The timbers are heavy and frequently
occur accident which made the workers injured.

 The insurance was not
qualifed for daily workers.”

The
daily workers went to Teknaf land port for loading timbers which are
being imported to Bangladesh from Burma, a daily worker, Hussain
said.
During
loading into a truck on October 18, a big timber fell down on a daily
worker – Shamsul Alam (28), son of late Mohamed Alam- where no
worker able to hold the Timber and to save him. He was immediately
brought Teknaf Upazila Health Complex for treatment by workers, but
the doctor, Abdul Monan declared his death before arriving Health
Complex.”
The
daily worker was believed a refugee who lives in Lada unregistered
refugee camp.
The
unregistered refugees frequently go to land port for working as they
don’t get any support from UNHCR and Bangladesh to support their
families, according to a local trader on condition of anonymity.
The
local also said that one or two die in Teknaf land port every year
during loading timbers because the authority of land port doesn’t
take care of workers.