4 more Bangladeshis among 22 dead in UAE crash

The United Arab Emirates says four more Bangladeshi expatriate workers have been identified among the 22 killed in Monday’s road crash in that country. It was previously reported that there were 16 Bangladeshis among the 22 victims of the road accident.

But Lt Col Latiful Hoq Kazmi, a consular officer in the Abu Dhabi embassy, told bdnews24.com on Wednesday that four more Bangladeshis have been identified amongst the dead. There was an  Indian and an Egyptian among the 22 who died in the accident, he said. The rest 20 victims are from Bangladesh.

Three of these four Bangladeshis have now been identified  as  Faruk Hossain, son of Monir Hossain of Laxmipur’s Kamalnagar, Nurul Alam, son of Aminul Haq of Kanchannagar of Chittagong’s Fatikchhari upazila, Mohammad Khorshed Alam, son of Mohammad Idris of North Satra of chittagong’s Rauzan upazila.

Another dead body could not be identified. Kazmi said it could of Masud Rana, brother of another deceased Khorshed Alam.Asked when the bodies would be brought back home, Kazmi said, “[The UAE] police will take five working days for their investigation. We’ve had talks with Bangladesh Biman and hope to send the bodies back home after police probe completes.”bdnews24.com

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