A tragic accident claimed the lives of two Bangladeshi labourers at a concrete plant in Al Hidd Industrial Area of Bahrain on Thursday.
The dead are Billal Hossain, 32 and Yunus Sikder, 37, said Mohidul Islam, first secretary (labour) of Bangladesh embassy in Bahrain, yesterday.
The workers died on the spot after some stacked concrete blocks fell on them at the plant, he said, adding that a crane carrying a five-tonne piece of concrete had accidentally hit those concrete blocks.
The embassy official could not confirm the name of that plant. He could not give further details of the victims either.
The bodies were kept at a local hospital mortuary.
The two Bangladeshi nationals were working there illegally as their visas had expired, Mohidul added.
Bahrain Labour Minister Jameel Humaidan visited the accident spot and said that his ministry would carry out a thorough investigation into the incident, reported The Daily Tribune, a Bahrain newspaper.
He said that the ministry would submit to him a detailed report on plant authorities’ alleged violations of law, following which they might face legal action.
He also instructed the Inspection and Trade Unions Directorate of Bahrain to increase its visits to the concrete plants to ensure workers’ safety there, said the newspaper.