‘This is the world’s cheapest place to scrap ships’ – but in Chittagong, it’s people who pay the price
the Guardian -

Thousands of workers have been killed or maimed dismantling the world’s ships in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan

Mohamed Edris’s life as he knew it in the Bangladeshi ship recycling yards ended at 11.30am on Saturday 11 April 2015. The 38-year-old metal cutter had been working with 100 others on the 19,600-tonne container ship Eurus London at the Ferdous Steel Corporation shipyard in Chittagong when catastrophe struck.

His task had been to cut away the huge 40-tonne propeller with a blow torch....


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