16-year-old Khorshed Alam was crushed to death at 3:30 am on July 17 when a huge metal plate fell on him.
This was Khorshed Alam’s first job. He left school to help support his family. He lied about his age, claiming he was 20 years old in order to be hired at the SRS shipbreaking yard in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Supervisors always put the kids on the night shift, knowing no one will ever inspect the yards at night.