Indian truck driver survives accident, dies of heart attack

Mohammed Saifudin – Yahind News

Riyadh – A heavy trailer on its way to Dubai met with an accident in Al Kharj, on the outskirts of Riyadh and burnt to ashes. Seriously injured Indian driver 66-year-old Afsar Khan miraculously survived but later on died of cardiac arrest.

Prominent social worker Shihab Kottukad said Khan, who came to Riyadh from UAE with truck load on 8th July was returning with another load. His truck’s tire touched the asphalt cement divider and burnt. Due to the severe heat the entire truck was engulfed in fire. Khan’s mobile, ID, UAE driving license, passport etc. were all burnt to ashes.

Shihab Kottukad teamed up with other social workers and shifted the injured driver to the hospital in Al Kharj. After being discharged, he came to Riyadh and after few days got some health problems and again got admitted to Al Eman hospital. Shihab got him discharged from hospital on his responsibility and shifted him to Dimora hotel in Batha. As Khan was staying in the hotel, social workers made arrangements for his travel back to Dubai.

Shahab and his team not only arranged Afsar Khan’s treatment but also obtained his passport. As they completed the arrangements for Khan’s return to Dubai, he got a severe heart attack yesterday morning and died in his hotel.

Shihab Kottukad said as per the wish of Khan’s heirs, the body will be sent to his native place, Mysore.

Niaz Ahmed, Naushad Alluva, Shijo Talambo, Dominic Saino, George, Shashi Albord and other social workers teamed up with Shihab to handle this case.

Shihab appreciated the help, support, cooperation and assistance of the Indian embassy officials in Riyadh.

Hundreds of Indian social organizations and thousands of social workers are serving their countrymen in all the GCC countries.

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