Bangladeshi survives 12 days trapped in a container

Bangladeshi survives 12 days trapped in a container

An emaciated Bangladeshi man was found in a container from Bangladesh that reached a port in India’s Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday.

Mohammad Rohan, an air conditioner mechanic from Dhaka, survived 12 days at sea stuck in the box onboard a Samsara boxship.

Local police have taken the man into custody and sent him to hospital. Local TV footage showed Rohan receiving fluids intravenously and food at a hospital.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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