10 Bangladeshis killed in Saudi road accident identified

Staff Correspondent | Published: 18:42, May 03,2019 | Updated: 21:11, May 03,2019


The crashed vehicle at Shagra, Saudi Arab. UNB photo

Ten Bangladeshi workers killed in a road accident in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday were identified by the Bangladesh embassy in Riyadh, said officials on Friday.

The deceased were Md Al-Amin, son of Abdul Mannan Sheikh, a resident of Domanmara in Monohardi upazila of Narsingdi, Md Monir, son of Shamsul Haque of Kosturipara in Kalihati upazila of Tangail, Md Manik, son of Ramzan Ali of Turukbaria in Manda upazial of Noagoan, Emdadul, son of Rashid of Taradi in Monohardi of Narsingdi, Mohammad Jewel, son of Mohammad Gias Uddin of Behadia in Pakundia of Kishoreganj, Bahadur, son of Hafiz Uddin, of Japorman in Kalihati of Tangail, Rafiqul Islam, son of Anwar Hossain of Madhabpur in Bheramara of Kushtia, Md Yunus Ali, son of Abdul Khalek of Raghunathpur in Fulbaria of Mymensingh, Jamal Uddin Mazi, son of Mannan Mazi of Tarakandi in Monohardi of Narsingdi and Md Gias Uddin Mridha, son of Tafiz Uddin Mridha of Tegra in Manda of Naogoan, according to a communiqué sent to the expatriates’ welfare ministry on Friday.

Bangladesh embassy officials said that among the two critically injured Bangladeshi workers Nurul Islam, son of Nayeb Ali of Boldi in Kalihati of Tangail district was admitted in Prince Mohammad Bin Abdul Aziz Hospital in Riyadh while Rashidul Islam, son of Fazlu Sheikh of Juniadah, Bheramara, Kustia admitted in King Saud Hospital.

Four more injured admitted in local hospital in Shagrai were Md Nazmul, son of Masud Miah, a resident of Dangri in Hossainpur of Kishoreganj, Md Yusuf Ali, son of Abdur Rashid of Urpa in Fulbaria of Mymensingh, Ful Miah, son of Farid Miah of Narandi in Pakundia, of Kishoreganj and Raihan Miah, son of Menu Miah of Chaira Aladibazar in Pakundia of Kishoreganj.

According to the primary report sent by Bangladesh embassy, the accident took place in Shagrai area, 200 kilometres away from Riyadh at 7:30am on Wednesday (May 1). The workers were going to workplace by company microbus.

The cause of the accident can be revealed after investigation by the traffic police, the embassy officials said.

The Bangladesh embassy sent a letter to expatriates welfare and overseas employment ministry to communicate with family members of the victims.

On request of the family members, the decision of repatriation or burial of the bodies in KSA would be finalised, said officials concerned.

The embassy people are in touch with the employer company in Saudi Arabia, they said.

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