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it will take action if iran goes ahead with it found to close a vital waterway to traffic tehran threaten to block the strait of hormuz in response to western planned sanctions. and hundreds of thousands of mourners have gathered on the ng's main square to pay tribute to north korea's late ruler was laid to rest on wednesday during the second of fun of a moral day kim jong il's youngest son successor was proclaimed the supreme leader of the ruling party the military and the people. when next we visit a world renowned ship breaking sight in bangladesh where workers risked their lives as they wrestle with thousands of tons of our special report coming.
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so why. oh. why is the pressure so low. to. go in there and get rid of the oil. cooker. q.
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my name is mohammed repeat i'm forty seven years old i dismantle old ships i've spent thirty two years of my life here. for them but to. get down from there. on most workers come from the north the poorest part of bangladesh that. they got that they all yearn to come here that they consider this place to be like somewhere abroad to be different that. you understand should go in as like a foreign country to these people. they come here to work a ship breaking yards to make money. the first impression of the workers here is that they are innocent. i guess got
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a roof leak confirmed that impression. and there was another one twenty one year old. he is quiet and has an innocent smile. i've been working here for nine i know ten years i was twelve when i first came here. nobody wanted to hire me them. i brought my younger brother too. he had just finished fifth grade. now actually fourth grade he could barely write his name. this twenty thousand ton cargo ship arrived here two months ago.
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today's task is dismounting the engine without damaging it. the four point seven ton engine of this ship will be sold for ten thousand dollars . we're always in danger eight hours' work means eight hours of danger. only recently we started wearing helmets used to wear just caps. a small amount falling from above could kill us. fatal accidents can happen at any time because we work with heavy materials.
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a ship that just finished an exhausting last trip arrives in chittagong. once it arrives the distance of this ship is set. more than half of the world's
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retired vessels dismantled here. p.h.p. is the oldest among the more than thirty ship breaking yards and should have gone. an authorized entry is strictly prohibited. here.
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today an old ship is arriving here to be dismantled flagpoles they used to indicate a more in place for the vessel. i would love the look of love on with a little. bit of. the loom to my list of those. that were going to tell them to save all their mortal money because when the ship arrives we have more work today we'd better and make more money. it's hard work but we are happy because we should feed ourselves. all of the things i don't think. the tanker had been crossing the oceans for the past thirty two years now it will have its funeral.
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with. all the money on. this ship should be pulled as close as possible to the shore tonight during high tide otherwise the company will lose lots of money. but i am. happy to go out on our own for. that kind of.
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for the past two months a cargo ship was being dismantled and an oil tanker arrived last night both will be broken down bit by bit until nothing is left.
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because of this rain is nothing get back to work you know. it's the job of the wide group unskilled laborers to pull the four ton metal chain they have from the north the poor part of bank today. they are not so fast. so. let's.
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cut. our knowledge of what i want. for life.
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our lives are like this a build a oil tanker here we live and die. if you get it this is all we have. this is a ship graveyard but it could also be a grave for living humans. in this area approximately twenty ship breakers die every year.
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get out of the way. live.
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i think that. if. you. get out of there. accidents always occur in a flash. here is a good example of what can go wrong suddenly. not going away a little bit of i'm. going to get. saved you i know you're scared me to death. but. i didn't really.
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want to know you could have died if you were crushed down there. but if you are. going to go well you've got to be strong your hardest still pounding. a little bit . nobody can escape from accidents while working here. but i'm not scared i can die today tomorrow or the day after.
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thank. often fade comes with an accident a random event shaped the destinies of both. i'll tell you i'll tell you a story. there's a huge cycle in the sixty's one morning after the cyclonic huge vessel was stranded on the shore. it was washed down there on thousands of people came to take a look at it and they wondered condemned be a ghost or devil in their. way they decided to dismantle and recycle it
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and. they started to strip the ship with tools this is how we started breaking ships in bangladesh. now about twenty thousand people work at over twenty sites. the ships that came here to many people from starving. ships are gifts from that's why i love the sea and. but so many people have died. in. that. fund. for the furniture please come in.
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two weeks later auction is rushing to p.h.p. four to five auction is bid on each item everything from a generator to dishes. p.h.p. made twenty four thousand dollars today. nothing is wasted here. without these work as hundreds of huge old vessels would have sunk into the ocean like the titanic.
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thanks. sheep breaking of hundreds of recycle shops that often stretch for over two kilometers on both sides of the road it is in a way a huge recycling factory. play .
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feel. and i looked it up properly you don't. place a migrant on our bodies and it will stay there and you know why. there are flakes in our bodies we work with iron every day we are iron eaters. our bodies have become pieces of iron themselves. in order to survive in such a hotshot environment one must be strong. here the crows build nests out of
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fragments of on while. the workers here call those tough row hard cock in english on crows. this boy's eyes are full of those little boys work here too and i am sure they work to feed their hungry stomachs. this is scheifele. this is the youngest we've called him the smallest this is pothole this has been dolly everyone works here for their hungry stomachs. i mean children are starving and crying compared to do with that children are born with nothing to eat. what kind of parent really do nothing so many crazy things happen when some hiring
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themselves or others leave home poverty drives them into despair it's all because of famine the. older you. were twelve. i wolde i'm twelve. i must work no matter how difficult it is you know why when there is nothing to eat at home. for. the money yeah yeah why are you taking this this is mine. that. i don't know how i got it right i don't know you can go and get one you don't have a letter where you're taking mine about back now.
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what is the most important thing for human life. therefore the law that bans child labor doesn't make sense here. and the fact that asbestosis fatal for humans is not even an issue. who lets these boys work here they need to eat they're not old enough to work don't you see them working boys are not allowed to work. when there's nothing to eat a tiger will eat grass. you think they like to work they come here because they have nothing to eat a. criminal stopped working i told you clearly i don't want to get into trouble
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with the boss if you keep doing it you'll be fired first and never work here again . listen they are per boys at the make some money to buy a ticket to go home. send them home now you will have to leave otherwise. and what am i supposed to do. the youngest boy. came to chittagong three months ago following is uncle.
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mo said a fourteen year old boy came with a crime oh. just a fifteen year old has been here for over a year. catch me. if i need. to get angry when he sees that could get infected and he wanted to get. me he. said sometimes you need to strip off the filth me and the guy i did yesterday. and. look it's clean now. oh wow that looks cool. he how much did you pay for your shirt and dollar
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twenty. you don't. want a dollar twenty one and i don't want to talk about it i'm hungry why i said you look cool i never had. a voice let's go eat. and he did what was it was the menu for the night. cauliflower potato and eggs. and what he bats why it costs eighty cents what it does when you eat it you know we eat a lot. wealthy british style it's not. that's not right.
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tensions heat up on the israeli palestinian border as fresh air strikes from gaza leave one person dead and several injured in what temple be presented as a prelude to a possible full scale attack on. new leaders of the new libya the militia of now towing the shops in the post-revolutionary country are rushing to disarm a trend some fear might result in another fight for power. exchanging threats the u.s. warns it will take action if you run goes ahead with its vowed to close the vital waterway for oil traffic in response to western plan thanks.

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