10 Bangladeshis killed in Saudi Arabia car crash03 May 2019 bdnews24.com
A road traffic accident in Saudi Arabia has left at least 10 Bangladeshis dead and seven others injured.
The accident occurred in Shaqra, a town about 180 kilometres from capital Riyadh, on Thursday, expatriate Bangladeshis said.
Fakhrul Islam, a spokesman for the Embassy of Bangladesh in Saudi Arabia, confirmed the death toll to bdnews24.com.
The victims could not be identified immediately.
The expatriates said a vehicle carrying 17 Bangladeshis from Riyadh crashed after the driver lost control while entering Shaqra.
Two of the injured were sent to a hospital in Riyadh in 'critical' condition, the non-resident Bangladeshis said.
Two were admitted to Shaqra General Hospital while as many others were given first-aid.
The bodies have been kept at the Shaqra hospital, according to Fakhrul.