148 Bangladeshis, 7 bodies return from Libya
Published: 06:21 PM, 24 February 2021
A total of 148 Bangladeshi nationals returned to Dhaka from Libya by a special flight on Wednesday morning. The flight also carried bodies of seven expatriate Bangladeshis, who died in Libya at different times.
Shariful Hasan, head of Brac Migration Programme, said that the flight carrying the Bangladeshis landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 9:30 am today.
He said that a team of Brac in association with expatriate welfare desk provided them food and other assistance at the airport. Besides, International Organization for Migration (IOM) has also provided financial support to the Bangladeshis. They went to Libya for migrating to Europe.
According to the officials, the flight carrying the Bangladeshis left Benina Airport of Libya at 6:00pm on Tuesday. The Bangladeshis entered Libya via Dubai, Turkey and Egypt at different times. Every year many Bangladeshis went to Libya for migrating to Europe.