Five Bangladeshis’ bodies set to arrive today from Malaysia

Bodies of five Bangladeshis killed in a road accident in Malaysia are set to arrive in Dhaka early hours of Saturday.

The deceased are identified as Al Amin, 24, and Md Sohel, 24, from Chandpur; Razib Munshi, 26, and Mohin, 37, from Comilla, and Golam Mostafa, 22, from Noakhali.

Officials in Dhaka said that the bodies were set to be flown to Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport by a Malaysian Airline which is due to land at 12:55am.

After arrival of the coffins, they would be handed over to the family members.

Wage Earners’  Welfare Board officials said that the family of each worker were entitled to get Tk 35,000 as burial cost and Tk 3,00,000 as financial assistance.

Officials at Bangladesh High Commission in Kuala Lumpur said that the Malaysian company would also give Tk 100,000 to each of the victims’ families as grants.

The five deceased Bangladeshis were among the 12 people who were killed on Sunday last when a bus crashed into a storm drain in Malaysia's Sepang area.

Thirty-four others, including seven Bangladeshis, were injured, according to a police statement in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysian Media reported.

The bus crash took place near the MAS Cargo Complex, Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), at Jalan S8 Pekeliling in Sepang around 11:10pm on Sunday.

The bus was ferrying 43 contract workers of the MAS Cargo Complex from their hostel in Nilai, Negri Sembilan, to their work when it skidded and crashed into a 10-metre-deep storm drain, New Straits Times reported.

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