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5 Bangladeshi workers killed in Oman road accident

The deceased were identified as – Omar Faruk, Minhaz, Mamun, Milad and Rubel. All of them hailed from Sandwip in Chattogram.

Fakhrul Islam Ponir, Chairman of Sarikait Union in Sandwip upazila, said the accident took place around 4am (local time) on Saturday when a vehicle carrying 10 Bangladeshi workers were returning from the Arab sea after catching fish.

Five people were killed on the spot and five others were injured.

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The injured were taken to a local hospital where the condition of two workers deteriorated.

Fakhrul Islam said four of the victims are from Sarikait union while the other is from Harania Union.

“Process to bring back the bodies is on,” he said.

Oman is one of the most popular destinations for Bangladeshis looking to work abroad.