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At least seven shipbreaking fatalities in Bangladesh during third quarter

Shipbreakers on the beaches of Bangladesh can look back on a tragic quarter, with at least seven workers killed in fatal accidents, reports NGO Shipbreaking Platform.

Workers on a scrap yard in Bangladesh | Photo: Amit Dave/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix

The third quarter of 2021 set a tragic record for the controversial shipbreaking facilities on the beaches of Bangladesh, where much of the global merchant fleet's obsolete vessels end their days.

The quarter thus proved the most deadly to date for the country's beaching yards, where the ships are brought on shore and demolished.

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