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5 expats returning from Umrah die in Riyadh road accident

This combination image shows Abdul Aziz and his family before the tragedy and the wreck of their car after the accident.
RIYADH: Five Bangladeshis, including four members of a family, died in a road accident on their way to Hafar Al-Batin in the Eastern Province after performing Umrah on Saturday.
Dr. Sarwar Alam, labor counselor of the Bangladesh Embassy in Riyadh, told Arab News on Sunday that the tragedy happened near the town of Umm Al-Jamajem in Riyadh region while the family was returning home after a week's stay in Makkah and Madinah. The road crash took place at around 4:45 a.m. on Saturday.
The deceased have been identified as Abdul Aziz, his 12-year-old son Arafat, 4-year-old daughter Ariya, mother-in-law Zobeda Khanam, and driver Masud.
Alam said the children and driver died on the spot, while Aziz and his mother-in-law died at Al Artawiyah Hospital in Al-Artawiyah town, not far from the accident site.
The only survivor of the accident was Aziz's wife, who is currently being treated at a hospital in Riyadh.
Alam said the embassy has sent a team to Hafr Al-Batin to look after the interests of the victims. The mission is also monitoring the condition of the patient.
The family is from Feni district in Chittagong, Bangladesh.

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