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.
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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.