At least six Bangladeshis, including two brothers, have died in a road traffic accident in Saudi Arabia.
The accident occurred at ‘Alzubarah’ on Thursday night local time, according to an official at the Bangladesh Embassy in Riyadh.
Counsellor (Labour), Sarwar Alam at the embassy, referring to witnesses, told bdnews24.com that two of the victims died on the spot when a vehicle carrying Bangladeshi workers from Dammam to their workplace in Riyadh collided with another vehicle.
The four other Bangladeshis died after being taken to a hospital, he said.
Four of the dead Bangladeshis are from Rajbari district. They are Irshad Bapari, 28, his brother Humayun Bapari, 25, Kubbat Khan, 25, and Miraz Mandal, 22.
One of the two others is Idris Dewan, 32, from Faridpur. The other dead Bangladeshi is also from Faridpur, but Sarwar could not provide his details.
“We’ve lost everything,” Manju Bapari, the other brother of Irshad and Humayun in Rajbari, told bdnews24.com.