LANKA BLASTS

11 Bangladeshi workers returning home

Diplomatic Correspondent | Published: 00:38, Apr 26,2019 | Updated: 00:39, Apr 26,2019

 
 

Eleven Bangladeshi workers of a copper factory in Sri Lanka are likely to return home today [Friday] as the police took control of the factory after one of its owners was involved with the deadly blasts in Colombo.
There were more than 10 Bangladeshi workers and all of them would come back on Friday, a government official said seeking anonymity.
Most of the returnees were from Tangail.
There were 30 Indian workers in the same factory and all of them went back to their country, sources said.
The copper factory was owned by Inshaf Ibrahim, one of the suicide bombers in Sri Lanka attacks.
One Bangladeshi worker Sarowar said, ‘He [Inshaf] is gone. What do I do know,’ indicating the possibility of his return to home, according to Reuters.
Inshaf Ibrahim, a 33-year-old copper factory owner, detonated his explosive device at the busy breakfast buffet of the luxury Shangri-La hotel, according to Reuters.
Some 359 people, including around 40 foreigners, were killed and over 500 injured in the blasts. One of the deceased was Bangladeshi minor boy Zayan Chowdhury, grandson of Awami League
leader Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim.
Zayan’s father Moshiul Islam Chowdhury was undergoing treatment at a Colombo hotel.
Bangladeshi tourists and tourists from other countries are also gradually leaving Sri Lanka devastated by serial terror attacks on Sunday.

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