5 members of a Malayali family killed in car crash in Saudi
Dammam: Five members of a family hailing from Beypore in Kozhikode were killed in a road accident in Saudi Arabia here on Saturday. The deceased have been identified as Muhammad Jabir (36), his wife Shabna (36) and their three children Laiba (7), Saha(5) and Lufti (3). The accident occurred in Dammam here late on Friday.
The accident happened while the family was on their way from Dammam to Jazan. According to reports, the car in which they were travelling rammed into a Saudi citizen's car. All family members were declared dead on the spot. The family moved to Jazan after Jabir received a job transfer to Jazan.
The bodies are being kept in the mortuary of Al-Rain Hospital, 200 kilometres from Riyadh. Volunteers and the embassy started working to repatriate the bodies to Kerala.