The bodies of five Bangladeshis who were recently killed in a road accident in Malaysia are due to arrive in Dhaka early hours of Saturday, said officials in Dhaka and Kuala Lumpur.
The five deceased Bangladeshis are: Al Amin, 24, and Md Sohel, 24, from Chandpur; Razib Munshi, 26, and Mohin, 37, from Comilla, and Golam Mostafa, 22, from Noakhali.
In its official Facebook page on Friday, Bangladesh High Commission in Kuala Lumpur said that the bodies were set to be flown to Dhaka’s Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport by a Malaysian Airline (MH 196).
Due at the HSIA at 12:55am, the bodies would be handed over to the family members, the High Commission said.
Four representatives of the Malaysian company where the deceased worked would accompany the bodies to Bangladesh.
The family of each worker will get Tk 35,000 as burial cost and Tk 3,00,000 as financial assistance .
The Bangladesh High Commission said that the Malaysian company would also give 5,000 Ringgit to each of the victims’ families as grants from its own fund.
The insurance benefits and compensations would be paid later after supervision, the Bangladesh mission added.
Of the road crash victims, Golam Mostafa from Nokla villaga in Chatkil upazila under Noakhali district went to Malaysia last July 18 by spending Tk 4.5 lakh as migration cost.
‘Within just nine months, he is coming back in a coffin,’ said his elder brother Nur Uddin.
He told New Age over phone that Mostafa, who studied in a local Madrassah, was employed at the cargo complex in Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
Mostafa used to receive Tk 30,000 as salary per month from the company, he said, adding that he was so far able to send back home only Tk 1,00,000 after meeting his expenses in KL.
Nur Uddin further said that their poor family was in hardship and could not repay the loans taken for the migration, urging the Bangladesh government to realise the all dues and insurance benefits for his brother from the Malaysian authorities.
‘My parents are old and sick, who are waiting in the village to receive the body of their son,’ he said in a choked voice.
The five deceased Bangladeshis were among the 12 people who were killed on Sunday last when a bus crashed into a storm drain in Malaysia’s Sepang area.
Thirty-four others, including seven Bangladeshis, were injured, according to a police statement in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysian Media reported.
The bus crash took place near the MAS Cargo Complex, Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), at Jalan S8 Pekeliling in Sepang around 11:10pm on Sunday.
The bus was ferrying 43 contract workers of the MAS Cargo Complex from their hostel in Nilai, Negri Sembilan, to their work when it skidded and crashed into a 10-metre-deep storm drain, New Straits Times reported.
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