In a tragic incident, a 19-year-old from Lucknow died on board a merchant ship in Brussels, plunging the family in deep sorrow. From what it appears, Kshitij Singh Bisht had an accidental fall in the vessel MSC Damla belonging to the Mediterranean Shipping Company.The incident occurred on March 28, while the 2002-built Post-Panamax boxship was in Antwerp, Belgium for routine operations.
Media reports cited Belgian officials as saying that the Indian national slipped and fell some 16 meters from narrow metal stairs into the containership’s hold. An investigation into the incident was launched.
Kshitji Singh Bisht who was born on June 4, 1997 was thrilled about his entry into the ship. “He called me and said how happy he was. But now suddenly, we are informed about his death in just a few days,” Sagar Singh Bisht said.
A day before joining the ship, Kshitij uploaded a picture from London on a social networking site with the caption, “Wow!!!! What an awesome place it is, London you beauty. Feeling refreshed”
Some say ” may be it’s a case of expecting too much too early from a cadet”