Five Egyptian workers die in Kuwait after truck ploughed into them: Ministry

Ahram Online , Wednesday 6 Nov 2019

A truck hit the men as they were changing the tire of their minibus.

Five Egyptian workers died when a truck ran over them in Kuwait on Wednesday, Egypt's Ministry of Manpower said on Wednesday.

The accident occurred when a tanker truck ploughed into the men as they were changing the tire of the minibus carrying them to their work site in Al-Ahmadi governorate in the south of the country.

The manpower ministry will work with the Egyptian consulate in the Kuwait to repatriate the bodies of the victims. It said their families would be compensated.

Egyptians are the second largest working community in Kuwait after Indians, with around 450,000 Egyptians working in the country, according to data released by the ministry last year.

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