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He is Forok Ahmed. He worked as a cutter in ship breaking yard. He lost his right hand in an accident in 1998. His right hand was trapped in between two large plates while he was cutting a plate. When some 40/50 workers came and pulled up the upper plate using metal lever, I saw my wrist, palm and all the fingers were crushed and I came to know the cruel truth that I am going to lose my right hand, he said. I asked him that whether his feels that he is lucky enough to be a survivor. I dont knowI didnt study muchI need to work physically to earnI cant work or earn nowI am dependant on my brother who is a foreman in a ship breaking yardI dont know whether I am lucky or notif I would die then, would I have that ability to feel lucky or unlucky?, he replied. I remained silent seeing nothing in his eyes.

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