Libya killing: 23 Bangladeshi victims identified


30th May, 2020 09:49:08 printer

Libya killing: 23 Bangladeshi victims identified

Bangladesh has released names of 23 out of 26 Bangladeshi citizens killed in an attack by human traffickers in Libya on Thursday.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs with information from Bangladesh Embassy in Tripoli also provided the identities of the injured.

The 23 deceased are -- Sujan and Kamrul from Gopalganj; Jakir Hossain, Jewel, Firuz, Jewel-2, Manik, Asadul, Aynal Mollah, Monir, Sajib, Shaheen, and Shamim from Madaripur; Arfan from Dhaka; Lal Chand from Magura; Rajon, Rahim, Shakil, Sakib, Akash, Shohag and Muhammad Ali from Kishoreganj; and Rakibul from Jashore.

Besides, the injured citizens 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 upazila of Kishoreganj; Omar Sheikh from Muksudpur of Gopalganj; Md Torikul Islam from Magura; Md Bokul Hossain from Alamdanga upazila of Chuadanga; Md Ali and Md Samrat Khalasi and Sayedul Islam from Madaripur; and Bappi from Chuadanga.

They are now undergoing treatment at Tripoli Medical Centre in the Libyan capital and six of them are out of danger.

At least 26 Bangladeshi citizens were killed and 11 others injured in a gun attack reportedly by some human traffickers in Libya on Thursday.

They were killed in the town of Mizda, about 180 kilometers away from Tripoli, said the Embassy.

The Embassy came to know about the incident over phone from one of the Bangladeshi survivors who took shelter in a Libyan family after the incident.