“Teen Adventure Takes Unforeseen Turn During Hide-and-Seek Game at Chittagong Port”
A young hide-and-seeker at the bustling Chittagong port in Bangladesh found himself on an unexpected journey after falling asleep during the game. Fahim, the teenager, woke up to find himself locked inside a container and was transported over 3,000 kilometers to Port Klang in Malaysia. The journey lasted a grueling six days with Fahim having no access to food or water. This extraordinary and unintended adventure highlights the dangers of playing in and around shipping containers.
BOCAH MAEN PETAK UMPET DI BANGLADESH— Kodok Ijo 🐸 (@Midjan_La_2) January 27, 2023
KETEMUNYA DI MALAYSIA…
Kisah apes dialami seorang bocah laki-laki asal Bangladesh bernama Fahim. Bagaimana tidak, dia tiba-tiba sudah berada di Malaysia karena terjebak dalam kontainer. pic.twitter.com/muvYZAknYO
The 15-year-old was found by Malaysian port authorities on January 17, dehydrated and “crying” for food, according to a Daily Mail report on Friday.
His health is stable and is recovering at the Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital for treatment, the report said.
The boy played hide-and-seek with friends in Bangladesh, and was found in Malaysia. The child decided to climb into the container, which was later locked and loaded onto the ship. In complete darkness, without food and water, he spent six days. pic.twitter.com/IEPTUe01PU— Avia.Pro – News, events, media, Ukraine war (@avia_pro) January 25, 2023
Port staff initially made the discovery after they heard knocking from inside the container where Fahim made the journey.
In videos circulating on the internet, the young boy was seen walking out of the container, frail and confused, after the unplanned week-long journey. It is not clear how the boy survived without food and water.
He is seen communicating with Malaysian authorities before being put on a stretcher.
“There was no foul play in the incident,” Assistant Commissioner of Police Cha Hoong Fong was quoted as saying by the Daily Mail.
Minister of Home Affairs Saifuddin Nasution bin Ismail said Malaysia was in the process of repatriating him speaking to the local media.
“We are not linking this to human trafficking because the initial investigation found that he entered the container, fell asleep, and (was transported to) Malaysia,” the British Daily quoted the minister as saying.
Fahim is reportedly being processed by immigration to return home on the same vessel.