Bangladeshi survives 9 days shipped in container

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Posted: Apr 13, 2011 6:11 AM
Bangladeshi survives 9 days shipped in container

A report says a Bangladeshi port worker survived nine days trapped without food or water in a cargo container shipped to Singapore. Another man trapped with him died.

The New Paper of Singapore reported Wednesday that 30-year-old Din Islam said he became trapped while resting in the container at Bangladesh's Chittagong port on April 1.

Police said Din and the other man's body were discovered Sunday by a worker at Pasir Panjong Terminal who heard loud banging in the container. Police didn't elaborate on how long the men might have been there.

Police said Din was hospitalized in stable condition for dehydration.