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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.