Seven Bangladeshi killed in Saudi gas cylinder blast
Published : 14 Apr 2018, 00:50:09
At least seven Bangladeshi national were killed and six others injured in an explosion of a gas cylinder in Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh.
Labour Counsellor Sarwar Alam said the fire started at the building in Al Nourah University’s residential area around 7am local time on Friday.
The Bangladeshi victim were identified as Robin, 22, son of Abul Hossain, from Sadar upazila in Narsingdi, Himel, 28, from Gazipur, Majjid, 50, from Rupganj, Solaiman from Dhaka, Iqbal from Kisharganj, Selim from Brahmmanbaria and Jobayer from Sylhet.
There were 45 labourers in the camp when the blaze broke out at the entrance of the building before spreading to their accommodation, the GDN Online said, citing Riyadh Civil Defence spokesperson Major Mohammed Al-Hammadi.