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Inquest opens into death of Albanian man on board cargo ship in King's Lynn

PUBLISHED: 11:39 15 February 2018 | UPDATED: 11:50 15 February 2018

The SMN Explorer cargo ship at the Alexandra Dock in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

The SMN Explorer cargo ship at the Alexandra Dock in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

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An inquest has been opened into the death of a man from Durres in Albania

Alfred Ismaili, 36 was pronounced dead at the Alexandra Dock in king’s Lynn on Thursday, February 1.

Mr Ismaili was a crewman on board a cargo ship.

Opening the inquest in Norwich on February 15, Johanna Thompson, assistant coroner for Norfolk, said the cause of death has been given as an accident at work which caused severe blood force injury to the chest.

The Marine Accident Investigation Branch has launched an investigation into the incident, which happened on board the SMN Explorer.

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Mr Ismaili’s family say 
that their grief is being compounded by having to wait to fly his body home.

The Norfolk coroner’s office said the body would be released once the inquest opened and paperwork has returned.

A pre inquest review has been set for August 16.

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