30 March 2023, Thu

22 Umrah pilgrims including 18 Bangladeshis killed in a road accident in Saudi Arabia; Acting Ameer condoles

Acting Ameer of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami and former lawmaker Professor Mujibur Rahman has issued the following message of condolence as 22 Umrah pilgrims including 18 Bangladeshi citizens were killed and 25 others were injured in a tragic road accident in Saudi Arabia.

On 27th March at 4 in the afternoon, a tragic road accident took place in the Saudi Arabian south-western province of Asir which left 22 pilgrims killed and 25 others injured. Among the 22 dead victims, 18 were Bangladeshi citizens. 16 Bangladeshi pilgrims are also undergoing treatment in local hospitals. The rest of the casualties are from various countries of the world. I am expressing deep shock over the accident and the subsequent casualties.

I am praying to Allah for accepting all the deceased victims as martyrs and extending sympathy to their mournful families. I am also praying to Allah seeking quick recovery of the injured. Besides, I am urging the concerned authorities to take effective measures for bringing the dead bodies back to Bangladesh and also for ensuring proper treatment of the injured.