Six Bangladeshis killed abroad
Four Bangladeshi workers were killed and nine others injured in a road accident in Kuwait while another two were stabbed to death by miscreants in South Africa on Saturday, confirmed Bangladesh officials yesterday.
The road accident occurred in Jahara province, around 150km away from Kuwait city, on Saturday morning when a truck hit a minibus carrying 26 Bangladeshis, leaving three dead on the spot and 10 others injured, KM Ali Reza, first secretary (labour) of Bangladesh embassy in Kuwait told The Daily Star over phone yesterday.
Another victim died in a hospital, he said.
The deceased are Israfil Hossain, son of Haji Shamsuddin of Bhanga upazlia in Faridpur; Shawkat Sheikh, son of Jabbar Sheikh of Rajoir upazila of Madaripur; Nasir Uddin, son of Lihas Uddin and Nazir Ahmed, son of Nur Ahmed under Singair upazila of Manikganj.
Seriously injured five victims -- Anwarul Sheikh, son of Abul Hossain of Faridpur; Abdur Razzak, son of Rajob Ali, and Dewan Ali, son of Farash Uddin of Mankiganj; Babul Hossain, son of Sadekur Rahman of Chandpur; and Abdus Salam, son of Jamir Talukder of Madaripur--were admitted to the intensive care unit of a hospital at Jahara province in Kuwait.
Among the five, the condition of Anwarul Sheikh and Dewan Ali was stated to be critical as they received head injuries in the accident, said the Bangladeshi official.
Four others -- Siraj Uddin, son of Abdur Rahman Munshi of Faridpur; Belal, son of Shahjahan of Comilla; Hannan, son of Sajal Fakir, and Abdur Rahman, son of Waej Uddin of Manikganj--were undergoing treatment at another hospital.
The bodies will be sent to Bangladesh after Kuwait police gives the clearance by this week, said Ali Reza.
Meanwhile, local miscreants stabbed two Bangladeshi nationals to death and set fire to a grocery shop in South Africa on Saturday.
The victims, Selim Dewan and Faruk Ahmed, used to work at the shop, said Bangladesh foreign ministry sources.
They were killed over previous enmity with the goons, added the foreign ministry sources quoting South African police.