DhakaTribune
Tuesday January 16, 2018 03:57 PM

Seven Bangladeshis killed in Saudi Arabia road accident

  • Published at 10:23 AM January 07, 2018
  • Last updated at 10:31 PM January 07, 2018
Seven Bangladeshis killed in Saudi Arabia road accident
A pickup collided with a private car on the road between the governorates of Samtah and Al-Hareth, south of Jizan ProvinceCourtesy

The accident took place around 7pm Saturday when a vehicle hit a truck carrying 20 Bangladeshi workers to their workplace.

Seven Bangladeshi workers were killed in a fatal road accident in Western Jizan province of Saudi Arabia on Saturday, according to Bangladesh Consulate in the country.

The accident took place around 7pm when a vehicle hit a truck carrying 20 Bangladeshi workers to their workplace, leaving seven workers dead on the spot and 13 critically injured, according to a press release of Bangladesh Consulate General in Jeddah.

Two of the deceased was identified as Anim Miah, 33, son of Abdur Rahim Mia of Dubail village in Tangail, and Shofiqul Islam, 35, son of Hamed Ali of the same district.

One of the deceased was identified as Anu Mia, 33, of Dubail village in Tangail Courtesy

The other deceased include residents of Tangail, Sirajganj, Narsingdi, and Gazipur.

Anim’s cousin Monzurul Islam told the Dhaka Tribune: “We got a call from Saudi Arabia last night [Saturday]. My brother was among the Bangladeshis who were killed in the accident.”

Officials of the consulate general office visited the spot.

A large number of migrant workers from Bangladesh work in Saudi Arabia, making it the country’s largest manpower export market.

 

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