Five Bangladeshi workers were killed and two others injured when a “trailer” hit a bus in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia yesterday morning.
The accident took place around 5:30am (local time) when they were going to work, Golam Mushi, Bangladesh ambassador to Saudi Arabia, told The Daily Star.
The injured were taken to a hospital where their condition was stated to be critical, Mushi said.
Mizanur Rahman, first secretary (labour) of the Bangladesh embassy in Riyadh, has visited the victims, he added.
According to a private television channel in Bangladesh, the deceased were identified as Ershad Ali, Nurul Islam, Abdul Khalek, Sohel Mia and Nannu Mia.
Details could not be known immediately.
Riyadh police is probing the incident, Mushi said, adding that the embassy would arrange the repatriation of the bodies in a week after completing the formalities.