December 26, 2016 in Latest News
What we don’t know is how many died in the Gadani shipyard on 1 November 2016 – there’s no record of the names or the number of workers who were trapped in an inferno that blazed for days and peppered metal debris over a two kilometre radius.On 24 November, Pakistan’s National Trade Union Federation (NTUF) reported 28 confirmed deaths, and over 40 severely burned workers in hospital. Few were expected to survive. Some family members, with no word on the fate of workers who had not been seen since the fire engulfed the ship, were still combing morgues and hospitals in Karachi, an hour’s drive from the shipyard. At least 20 families had by then approached NTUF, seeking help locating missing workers.