Bodies of three Bangladeshis killed in Libya brought home

Staff Correspondent | Published: 13:30, Nov 28,2019 | Updated: 00:46, Nov 29,2019


Bangladeshi migrant workers. — UNB photo

Bodies of three Bangladeshis, who were killed in Libya, were brought to Dhaka on Thursday, said officials.

The dead are Babual, of Baghmara in Rajshahi, Arshad of Gobindapur in Gaibandha and Nazrul Islam of Lalpur in Natore.

According to death certificates, Babulal was killed in airstrike on November 18 while Arshad died of electrocution on August 24 and Nazrul was killed in gunshot on August 10. 

At least 152 Bangladeshi trafficking victims who were rescued from the Mediterranean Sea in last April and May were repatriated from Libya, they said.

Foreign Affairs Ministry director for welfare AFM Aminul Islam confirmed to New Age that 152 Bangladeshi migrants and three bodies were brought back home.

A chartered flight carrying the workers landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at about 10:30am, he said.

A chartered flight was arranged for the workers with the assistance of the International Organization for Migration under the supervision of the governments of Libya and Bangladesh, said the Bangladesh Embassy in Libya.

Bangladesh labour counselor in Libya ASM Ashraful Islam in a message said that the flight left Misrata International Airport on Wednesday.

Bangladeshis rescued from the Mediterranean and some of those severely injured in airstrikes in Tripoli were also among this batch of returnees.

An air strike in Tripoli on November 18 had killed six people, including a Bangladeshi, according to the envoy there.

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