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One dead in port accident

Afkar Abdullah And Preeti Kannan (Our staff reporters)
Filed on December 30, 2007

AJMAN — A Bangladeshi worker died and an Indian was seriously injured at Ajman Port on Friday when some containers being loaded on a ship fell after the vessel tilted under their load.

An Ajman Police source said the two workers, from the Ajman Port, were loading containers on the ship Mansour belonging to Marwan Navigation and Trade Company, when suddenly the ship tilted and one container fell on them, followed by others.

The police said they immediately dispatched Civil Defence as they received a call on Friday afternoon.

Speaking to Khaleej Times, Mohammed Ibrahim Al Sheihi, spokesman of Ajman Civil Defence, said that the rescue mission and coastguards arrived at the scene and rushed the injured Indian worker to Khalifa Hospital.

The rescue mission team lifted the containers from the sea by using cranes to retrieve the Bangladeshi worker’s body, but failed in their efforts until late Friday evening. However, on Saturday morning the body was found floating on the water surface.


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