In a tragic incident, three people of a family from Hyderabad died in a road accident in Saudi Arabia as they were travelling from Jeddah to Madina in a car, as part of a pilgrimage.
The family included Syed Zainul Abideen, his wife Syed Atiya Bhanu and their two sons Syed Ismail and Murtuza. Only one of the sons survived the accident and is presently undergoing treatment at a local hospital, as the remaining three members succumbed to their injuries.
The incident is reported to have taken place in the intervening night of Friday and Saturday. According to media reports, a camel suddenly came on to the road, which resulted in the car hitting the animal and overturning.
"All were the natives of Musheerabad in Hyderabad. Syed Zainul Abideen was working in Saudi Arabia since the last 40 years. He resides along with his family in Jeddah. We request the Indian Embassy in Saudi Arabia and Central Government to help us in repatriating the bodies back to Hyderabad for performing final rites," Ali Miya, the brother-in-law of Syed Zainul Abideen, told ANI.
The family has also requested the Indian Embassy in Saudi Arabia and India's Ministry of External Affairs to help them in bringing the bodies back to Hyderabad for their final rites.
.@DrSJaishankar Sir, In a tragic on accident on Jeddah highway three members of a Hyderabad family Syed Zainul Abideen, Syeda Atya Banu (Wife) & Syed Murtuza (Son) died and one minor boy Syed Ismail seriously injured admitted in Hospital. /1@drausaf @IndianEmbRiyadh @CGIJeddah pic.twitter.com/R01wtFlPd3â€” Amjed Ullah Khan MBT (@amjedmbt) June 30, 2019
Taking to Twitter and responding to a message by Majlis Bachao Tehreek (MBT) Spokesperson Amjed Ullah Khan, the Consulate General of India, Jeddah, said, "We have established contact with the family. The child is admitted in a Hospital in Makkah. Our Medical In-Charge is visiting him. All possible assistance is being extended to them."
Just last week, a Hyderabad youth was killed in a road accident in the United States after another vehicle collided with the car he was travelling in. The incident took place in San Franciscoâ€™s Bayview district, which resulted in the death of 27-year-old Syed Waseem Ali.