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tv   [untitled]    December 29, 2011 3:31pm-4:01pm EST

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days on a nuclear submarine in northern russia after scaffolding surrounding it went up in flames during going to ration. next we visit a world renowned ship breaking site in bangladesh where its workers risk their lives as they wrestle with thousands of tons of iron each and every day a special report is on the. so why. why is the pressure so low. to. go in there and get rid of the oil.
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q. my name is muhammad of 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.
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get down from there. on the 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 given that. you understand chittagong is 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 a roof it confirmed that impression. and there was another one twenty one year old bell 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.
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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. 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
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caps. a small melt 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 retired vessels dismantled. p.h.p. is the oldest among the more than thirty ship breaking yards and should have gone.
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an authorized entry is strictly prohibited. here. today an old ship is arriving here to be dismantled flagpoles they used to indicate a more in place for the vessel. i could live on a government level with. the loom of my.
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suv all their mortal money because when a ship arrives we have more work today better and make more money. it's hard work but we are happy because we should feed ourselves. all of the right i'm not saying. that. the tanker had been crossing the oceans for the past thirty two years now it will have its funeral. with. all the money. out of this ship should be pulled as close as possible to the shore tonight during high tide otherwise the company will lose lots of money.
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but are. happy to go on around the. back of the.
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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. it was you this rain is nothing get back to work you know.
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it's the job of the wide group the unskilled laborers to pull the four ton metal chain they are from the north the poor a part of being today. they are not so fast. so. let's. not overlook club run. 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. that. if. get out of there. accidents always occur in a flash. here is
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a good example of what can go wrong suddenly. the. number one way of the i'm. going to get. saved you i know you're scared me to death. but. i didn't really saved you you could have died if you were crushed down there. if you are. going to go well you've got to be strong your hardest still pounding. a little bit.
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nobody can escape from accidents while working here. but i'm not scared i can die today tomorrow or the day after. thanksgiving.
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often fade comes with an accident a random event shaped the destinies of both. i tell you tell your 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 a thousands of people came to take a look at it and they wondered could there be a ghost or devil in there with me they decided to enter dismantle and recycle it. 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 many people from starving the ships are gifts from that's
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why i love the sea and. but so many people have died. and. the furniture please come in. two weeks later auction is rushing to p.h.p. four to five auction is bid on a charge of everything from a generator to dishes. p.h.p.
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made twenty four thousand dollars today. nothing is wasted here. without these workers hundreds of huge old vessels would have sunk into the ocean like the titanic. 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. players
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. play. feel. and i looked it up properly you don't.
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place a migrant on our bodies and it will stay there you know why. there are flags 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 fragments of on while. the workers here call those tough birds. in english on crows.
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this boy's eyes are full of those little boys work here to. work to feed their hungry stomachs. this is. this is scheifele. this is the youngest we've called him the smallest this is pothole this is beyond alley everyone works here for their hungry stomachs. i mean the children are starving i'm crying look i'm parents do with that children are born with nothing to eat. what kind of parent really do nothing so many crazy things happen when some hiding themselves or others leave home poverty drives them into despair it's all because of famine the. older you. were twelve. i'm twelve.
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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 don't know you can go and get one you don't let while you're taking mine i'm about back now. what is the most important thing for human life. therefore the law that bans child labor doesn't make sense here. and the
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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 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
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have to leave otherwise. and what am i supposed to do. the youngest boy. came to chittagong three months ago following is uncle. a. most it's a fourteen year old boy came with a chromo. just a fifteen year old has been here for over a year. patrick.
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and. if we get angry with the cheese that could get infected. the moment we get. sometimes you need to strip both the filth me and the guy i did yesterday. look it's clean mouth. off. of him wow that looks cool oh the. did you pay for your shirt. the dollar twenty. and he didn't want a dollar twenty one wanted i don't want to talk about it i'm hungry why i said you look cool i'll never have. a boy's let's go eat. and he did what was it was the menu for the night. cauliflower potato and eggs.
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and when he bats why it costs eighty cents what it does when you eat it you know we are a lot. wealthy
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