Two on-duty security personnel died in Chittagong port this week, one being hit by a straddle carrier while the other died after feeling ill.
Of the two deceased, one namely Zayed Miah is a member of Bangladesh Ansar and VDP, a paramilitary auxiliary force. He was deployed in the port area on deputation to ensure the security of containers and persons enter in the area.
The other one Mahbubur Rahman is a security personnel of the Chittagong Port Authority (CPA).
CPA spokesperson Omar Faruk said Zayed Miah was hit by a straddle carrier on 2 July while was on duty at the east reefer container yard of the Chittagong Container Terminal. He was taken to the Chittagong Medical College Hospital immediately. Miah succumbed to his injuries in the evening.
Faruk further informed that security personnel Mahbubur Rahman suffered a heart attack on 3 July while performing his duty at the port area. He was also taken to the hospital and died after receiving treatment.
Incidental deaths in Chittagong Port are not new. Last year an official of the port’s transport department, Sifat Rabbi, died after being crushed by a crane at a container yard. He was standing behind a crane which was unloading and loading containers. At one stage the crane moved back suddenly and Sifat Rabbi was crushed under its wheel.