Four Egyptians from one family were killed in a terrible accident in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, while they were going to Mecca to perform Umrah.
The family consisted of a father, a mother and five sons. Two sons are still in the intensive care unit at al-Quwaya General Hospital, and the fifth son was transferred to King Salman Hospital in Riyadh due to the seriousness of his condition.
The Egyptian Minister of Manpower, Mohamed Saafan, received a report on the incident from the Egyptian labor attaché Ahmed Ragaei, at the Egyptian consulate in Riyadh.
Saafan ordered Ragaei to coordinate with the consulate to expedite the transfer of the bodies of the victims to Egypt for burial and to follow up the condition of the injured sons.
According to Ragaei, the father’s residency documents stated that his name was Abdel Salam Mabrouk Abu Zaid al-Sakka, an engineer at the Al Ahlia Restaurants Company.
The company’s management was contacted and confirmed the presence of the deceased engineer on the job, and pledged to pay the financial dues to the deceased’s family, Ragaei said.