A Bangladeshi man trapped for nine days in a shipping container is recovering in a Singapore hospital after being found with a co-worker’s corpse, reports France Press.
Chittagong port worker Din Islam, 30, was discovered on Sunday inside the container at Singapore’s bustling Pasir Panjang Terminal, next to another man who was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.
The two had entered the container to take a nap after having dinner and a smoke midway through their 12-hour night shift on April 1st.
“Then we just slept and we didn’t know that the container had been picked up and transported onto the ship. By the time we woke up, we were probably already on the ship,” Din told Singapore media.
Islam said his colleague Alamgir, whom he estimated to be 40 years old, collapsed and died after a few days in the container, with nothing but a pack of cigarettes between them.
“I really didn’t know what to do. I was very scared… I cried and I prayed to God for a miracle to happen. I prayed for my life,” he added.