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8 Bangladeshi killed in Saudi road crash identified

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Published: 09:01, 29 March 2023   Update: 09:24, 29 March 2023
8 Bangladeshi killed in Saudi road crash identified

Eight among 10 Bangladeshi Umrah pilgrims, who were killed in Saudi road crash, have been identified.

Bangladesh embassy in Riyadh revealed the information on Tuesday (March 28).

At least 10 Bangladeshis among 24 people were killed when a bus they were travelling in to perform Umrah in Makkah of Saudi Arabia overturned on Monday (March 27).

According to Saudi media, the accident occurred around 4:00pm on Monday on the 14km-long Aqabat Shaar road in the Asir province, as the bus was travelling from Khamis Mushayt to Abha.

Those are identified are Shahidul Islam, son of Md. Shariat Ullah in Senbagh of Noakhali, Mamun Mia, son of Abdul Awal in Muradnagar of Comilla, Mohammad Helal in Noakhali, Sabuj Hossain in Laxmipur; Russell Mollah in Muradnagar of Cumilla, Md. Asif in Maheshkhali of Cox's Bazar, Md. Imam Hossain Roni, son of Abdul Latif in Tongi of Gazipur, and Ruk Miah, son of Kalu Miah in Chandpur.

The road, according to Saudi Press Agency, cuts through mountains, and has 11 tunnels and 32 bridges. When the bus was making its way down a bridge it underwent a brake failure, which caused it to crash into a barrier at the end of the bridge, overturn and catch fire. About 30 other people were also injured in the accident, according to reports.