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The bodies of four Bangladeshi nationals arrived at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka from United Arab Emirates Friday morning, the officials said.
They were killed in a factory fire at Sharjah on June 4.
The deceased are Jakir Hossain, Ali Akbar and Bacchu Hawlader of Shariatpur; and Mizanur Rahman of Faridpur, identified recently through DNA examination and sent back to Dhaka, the Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training officials said.
A flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying their coffins landed at the airport at 8:23am from Dubai, said Zahid Hossain, public relations officer of the welfare section at BMET.
The bodies were handed over to the victims’ families along with Tk 35,000 to each family for their burial, said the BMET officials.
The BMET officials said the bodies of two others — Khabir Uddin and Al-Amin — were returned to Dhaka after the incident in June, but the bodies of the four victims were kept for Deoxyribonucleic acid examination to be identified.
The BMET officials also said that each of the victims will be provided Tk three lakh as financial assistance from the Bangladesh government.
Besides, the Bangladesh authorities in the UAE are fighting a legal battle there to realise compensation for the deaths.
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