10 Oct '11, 12am

Bangladeshi worker who survived 9 days trapped in shipping container gets send-off before returning home

Bangladeshi worker who survived 9 days trapped in shipping container gets send-off before returning home

Mr Din Islam, wearing a jacket donated by well-wishers, singing and dancing with his Bangladeshi friends during his farewell celebration. -- ST PHOTO: MUGILAN RAJASEGERAN By Mugilan Rajasegeran The Bangladeshi worker who survived nine days trapped in a shipping container danced at a farewell celebration on Sunday after being cleared to return to his homeland. Mr Din Islam, who ended up in Singapore after accidentally falling asleep in the container in April, sang traditional Bengali tunes and thanked his newfound friends for their support. Wearing a jacket donated by well-wishers, the 30-year-old said he will be happy to return home to his wife and son, hopefully some time this week. He said in Bengali that he was grateful for the care and concern shown by organisations such as Transient Workers Count Too, as well as Singaporeans like the lorry driver who freed him from th...

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