Nine Bangladeshis among 35 killed in KSA road crash

20 October, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Nine Bangladesh nationals were among the passengers in the bus that collided with a heavy vehicle near Madina recently but their fate is not yet confirmed, said the Bangladesh envoy on Saturday, reports UNB.

Bangladesh Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Golam Moshi told UNB that nine Bangladesh nationals boarded the bus as per its record. “But it only could be confirmed through DNA test.”

Thirty-five foreigners were killed and four others injured as the bus collided with the heavy vehicle on Thursday, according to international media.

The accident happened on Hijra road, 170 km from Madinah, near the village of Al-Akhal around 7pm when the privately chartered bus carrying 39 passengers collided with a loader, Arab News reports.

The injured were transferred to Al-Hamna Hospital. On the day, Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen expressed deep condolences and sympathies to Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Dr Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz Al-Assaf over the loss of lives and injuries in the bus accident near Madina.

Foreign Minister Momen, in a message to his Saudi counterpart, prayed for salvation of the departed souls.

He also prayed that the families and near and dear ones of the victims may have enough fortitude to withstand the losses.

The Foreign Minister wished speedy recovery of the injured.