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Bodies of 7 UAE road crash victims arrive in Bangladesh

Publication Date : 10-02-2013


The bodies of seven Bangladeshis who were killed in the Abu Dhabi road crash on February 4 arrived in Chittagong this morning.

A flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines (BG-028) carrying the seven bodies touched the tarmac of Shah Amanat International Airport around 8:30am, reports our Chittagong correspondent quoting Abu Salam Chowdhury, officer-in-charge of the airport immigration.

The seven deceased were identified as Khorshed Alam and his brother Masud Rana, sons of Idris Miah of Raozan upazila; Borhanuddin, son of Shah Alam of Anwara upazila; and Md Hashem, son of Ali Hossain, Md Arif, son of Abdul Ghoni, Sirajul Islam son of late Nazir Miah, and Md Alauddin, son of Abdul Motaleb of Fatikchhari upazila in Chittagong.

An official of the Ministry of Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment received the bodies at the airport Sunday morning and handed those over to the victims' family members and relatives.

He also distributed a cheque of 35,000 taka (US$447) to each family of all the victims as burial cost.

Additional 2 lakh taka will also be donated from the government’s fund to the each family later, the ministry sources said.  (One lakh is equivalent to 100,000.)

A total of 22 people died and 24 were injured when a bus carrying the workers collided with a truck filled with construction materials at Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates on February 4. Among the deceased, 19 were Bangladeshi.

The rest 12 bodies will reach the country by February 13, the sources said.

*US$1=78.2 taka



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