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09:24 PM, May 29, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 11:15 PM, May 29, 2020

Libya killings: Who were the Bangladeshi victims?

The Bangladesh Embassy in Tripoli provided the identities of the Bangladeshi nationals, who were either killed or injured in a revenge attack by human traffickers in Libya.

The foreign ministry has released the list.

Identities of 24 of the 26 deceased are: Sujan and Kamrul from Gopalganj; Jakir Hossain, Syedul, Jewel and Firuz from Madaripur; Jewel, Manik, Asadul, Aynal Mollah, Monir, Sajib, Shaheen, and Shamim from Rajoir upazila of Madaripur; Arfan from Dhaka; Lal Chand from Maheshpur   of Tangail; Rajon, Shakil, Sakib, and Shohag from Bhairab of Kishoreganj; Akash and Md Ali from Rasulpur; Rahim from Hossainpur; and Rakibul from Jashore.

The injured are:  Firoz Bepari from Madaripur Sadar; Md Sajid from Bhanga upazila of Faridpur; Md Janu Mia, Md Sajal Mia and Md Shohag Ahmed from Bhairab of Kishoreganj; Omar Sheikh from Muksudpur of Gopalganj; Md Torikul Islam from Maheshpur of Tangail; Md Bokul Hossain from Alamdanga of Chuadanga; Md Ali and Md Samrat Khalasi from Rajoir of Madaripur; and Bappi from Chuadanga.

All 11 injured are now undergoing treatment at Tripoli Medical Centre in the Libyan capital. 

The Bangladesh Embassy in Libya has kept open two dedicated phone numbers for inquiry about those deceased or injured from Thursday's shooting incident.

The numbers are +218916994202 and +218916994207.

The embassy is also communicating with the authorities concerned and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) in Libya for all kinds of support to the injured Bangladeshis, the post read.

Libya's internationally recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) said in a statement on Thursday that 26 Bangladeshi and four African migrants had been killed in Mizda town, about 180 kilometres south of the capital, and that 11 other Bangladeshi nationals were injured in the attack, Reuters reported.

Bangladesh Mission in Tripoli has confirmed that there were 38 Bangladeshis and some Africans held hostage by the Libyan militias, who could be human traffickers.

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