A Bangladeshi expatriate mother and daughter were killed in an accident on the road from Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates to Saudi Arabia for Umrah Hajj. 5 more Bangladeshi expatriates were injured. The accident happened on the highway about three hundred kilometers from Riyadh in the afternoon of January 1. The matter was confirmed by Mehdi Hasan, an official of the Bangladesh Consulate in Jeddah.
The deceased are Noor Jahan (47) and his daughter Amirah Jahan (13), a resident of Noapara of Raujan police station in Chittagong district.
The deceased Noor Jahan was a housewife and Amirah Jahan was a seventh grade student of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Bangladesh Islamia School and College in Abu Dhabi. They were living as expatriates in Abu Dhabi for about 15 years with their families.
Mehdi Hasan, the official of the consulate, said that a total of 13 members of the families of two Abu Dhabi expatriate businessmen, Mohammad Nurul Alam and Abu Taher, were going to perform Umrah in Saudi Arabia in two cars at the same time. There were 7 passengers in the front car and 6 passengers in the back car. Meanwhile, the front car driven by Nurul Alam’s daughter Rupsa Alam burst a tire and it lost control and overturned on the road. Abu Taher’s wife Noor Jahan and daughter Amirah Jahan were killed. 5 passengers including Nurul Alam were injured.
All the injured are under treatment in different hospitals in Riyadh. Consulate official Mehdi Hasan said that the bodies will be handed over to the relatives of the deceased after receiving the necessary documents.