Mumbai: On May 17, 2021, 40 days have passed since the Barge P305 accident, which was hit by cyclonic storm Taute. 86 people have died in the barge and tug boat accident. Even today, there are many victims’ families who are wandering for the dead bodies of their families. Despite DNA test, the body has not been handed over yet.
Case Study 1
Shivkumar Mishra worked as a supervisor on the barge ship. Shivakumar was working for ONGC on behalf of Mathew Company on barge P305. Originally from Kushinagar district of Uttar Pradesh, Shivakumar has 2 children and wife. Among the 8 members of the family, he was the only earner. He worked in the shipping line for 30 years.
Case Study 2
Pankaj Kumar Das, a resident of Midnapore district of West Bengal, used to work as a cook on a barge ship. He was working on the barge on behalf of the Sinai Company. Worked in the shipping line for 9 years. Pankaj has a 3 year old daughter. Pankaj was also the only earner in the house.
Case Study 3
Khatar Shah, who came to Mumbai for the first time from Madhepura district of Bihar, is wandering for his son Pramod Kumar. Khatar Shah is unable to stand for long due to age. Pramod Kumar was in the catering department on behalf of Sinai Company. Pramod was the only earner in a family of 8 people. The father has no money left to pay the taxi rickshaw fare in Mumbai. The company says invest your money and go round the police station. Pramod has 2 daughters and 1 son.
Case Study 4
Mother and father have come to Mumbai in search of their 27-year-old son Shribas Ghosh. The struggle of one and a half months is not ending. Shribas Ghosh used to work in the catering department on behalf of the Sinai Company. Father Tulsidas Ghosh and mother have come to Mumbai for the first time from Nadia district of West Bengal. The only earner among the 5 members was Shribas Ghosh, who was about to get married. The mother wanted to see her son becoming a bridegroom, but now she is wandering with her son’s picture.
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