Twelve expatriate workers died in a horrific road accident in Jubail 2nd Industrial City on Sunday. Eleven of them were Nasser S. Al-Hajri Corporation employees.
Twenty-five workers received multiple injuries during the accident. They were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment.
Among the dead were four expatriates from the south Indian state of Kerala, two each from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, one from Andhra Pradesh and two from Nepal.
According to police, a trailer plowed into the bus carrying the workers. Such was the impact of the collision that the two vehicles burst into flames.
Jubail Traffic Police chief Col. Saud Al-Otaibi told Arab News that besides the trailer and the bus, two cars were also caught up in the accident.
Dozens of civil defense units, traffic and security patrols, Royal Commission Industrial Security personnel and teams from the Saudi Red Crescent carried out rescue operations. Some of the bodies were charred beyond recognition.
Nasser S. Al-Hajri Corp. Managing Director Ravi Pillai conveyed his condolences to the relatives of the victims. He visited the injured workers, hospitalized at different hospitals in Jubail, and promised them all help.
The relatives and family members of the victims have been informed of the tragedy by the company’s administration.