Bahrain: Building Collapse Death Toll Increases To Five

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The death toll from the Salmaniya building collapse last month rose to five with the death of a Bangladeshi national, who sustained major burn injuries in the incident.

The individual who lost his life on Wednesday evening was identified as Selim Habi Ulla. He was admitted to BDF hospital’s burn unit with 70% burn injuries and was in a critical state. Three others are still receiving treatment at hospitals with varying degrees of injuries with two in Salmaniya Medical Complex and one in BDF Hospital.

The Counsellor also confirmed that the embassy has decided to provide 500 dinars to the families of those who lost their lives in the mishap, 200 BD to individuals who sustained burns and other injuries and 100 BD to others who were living in the building.

“The five men who lost their lives in the building collapse were all undocumented. Their bodies were repatriated back to their home countries at the embassy’s cost.”

The embassy, Sheikh Mohammed said, is planning awareness programmes in the Capital with other social organisations and Ministry to compel owners and residents there to follow safety requirements to avoid such accidents.

Source Credit: DT News


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