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Three Bangladeshis killed in Kuwait fire

Staff Correspondent
15 Aug 2021 11:26:04 | Update: 15 Aug 2021 14:40:48
Three Bangladeshis killed in Kuwait fire
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Three expatriate Bangladeshis were killed and several others injured in a fire in Kuwait early Sunday.

The fire broke out at around 1:00am local time on Sunday in Abdali residential area of ​​the country where at least 20 expatriate Bangladeshi workers engaged in agricultural work.

The deceased were identified as Khurshid Ali, 48, of Gowainghat upazila in Sylhet, Kamal Uddin, 51, of Moulvibazar district, and Mohammad Islam, 32, of Kanaighat upazila of Sylhet. They all worked under the same employer in Kuwait for a long time.

Besides, one of the injured expatriate Bangladeshi named Mohammad Alkach, is undergoing treatment at a local hospital while the rest returned home after receiving primary treatment.

The victims and eyewitnesses of the incident could not say anything about how the fire broke out. They primarily believe the fire may have had started from a gas leak or electrical short circuit.

Meanwhile, Bangladeshi Ambassador to Kuwait Major General Mohammad Ashiquzzaman and Labour Counselor Abul Hussain, First Secretary of Bangladesh Embassy and Head of Embassy Niaz Morshed and Expatriate Welfare Assistant Touhid Islam visited the scene.

They assured assistance to send the bodies to Bangladesh and necessary medical support to the injured.