15 Apr '11, 8am

Smoke break leads to a horrific nine-day ordeal. #Singapore

Smoke break leads to a horrific nine-day ordeal. #Singapore

Din Islam, 30, tells of his nine-day ordeal in a container. (Yahoo! photo) A quick break to smoke a "joint" led to a horrific nine-day ordeal that ended in tragedy for at least one Bangladeshi worker. According to The Straits Times , the two Bangladeshi men who were found inside a container at Singapore's Pasir Panjang Port Terminal on Sunday had apparently smoked marijuana . It was the reason why they didn't realise they had been locked inside the container when it left Chittagong port in Bangladesh on April 1. Port sweeper Din Islam, 30, survived the nine-day ordeal during which the container made its way to Singapore. His fellow worker, Alamgir, also in his 30s, died of dehydration. Recalling the fateful incident which led to the duo being trapped inside the container, Din said he and his friend decided to enter the empty container and close the door for a smoke break. ...

Full article: http://sg.news.yahoo.com/blogs/singaporescene/smoke-break...

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