Tuesday, February 27

Day: December 27, 2014

Bangladeshi labourer became Cambodia ship’s Captain
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Bangladeshi labourer became Cambodia ship’s Captain

They left the port with an entire vessel without sufficient knowledge of sea navigation and suffered the consequences with the cost of three lives and the cargo-laden ship! The captain and the chief engineer, both from Bangladesh, of the sunken Cambodian cargo vessel “Ming Guang” were taken to Tokyo after they were rescued from northern Japan coast where the ship capsized with scrap metals on its way to South Korea. Mostofa Kamal, the captain, hailing from Bagerhat, was a labourer in Mongla port. His academic education is extended up to grade three in a primary school, Mohammed Nore-Alam, the counsellor at Bangladesh embassy in Tokyo, told The Daily Star over phone. Meanwhile, the “chief engineer” of the ship, Moniruzzaman, passed intermediate examinations and was also a labourer of t...
Dead body of Jihad recovered
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Dead body of Jihad recovered

    Twenty-three hours into his fall, body of four-year-old boy Jihad was recovered from a deep well shaft at Shahjahanpur in Dhaka despite the authorities' repeated expression of doubt that there was anyone inside. Doctors to Dhaka Medical College Hospital confirmed the child was "brought dead" around 3:30pm. Three volunteers made the recovery over 12 hours into announcement by State Minister for Home Asaduzaman Khan Kamal and Director General of Fire Service that no human being was found in the shaft. The volunteers, who worked at the collapsed Rana Plaza, used a locally developed metal-rod cage to pull the child. There are marks of injury in his body and the child was not moving when he was pulled out of the well shaft, our correspondent reports from the spot. Angry o...