Mangaluru, May 23: A one-year-old child who was severely injured when a family from coastal Karnataka met an accident in Saudi Arabia last week, passed away yesterday (22/5/2021) at the National Guard hospital in Riyadh.
The mishap took place when NRI Adil, his wife and their two children - a daughter and a son - were returning to Dammam in their RAV4 Toyota car from Jizan city after spending their EID holidays.
At around 8 am, near a checkpoint, around 50 kms away from Riyadh, the car overturned as Adil lost control over it. The car moved off-road upside down.
While the younger child Owais Adil suffered critical injuries, others escaped with minor injuries. The child was immediately taken to the hospital. Due to the internal bleeding, the child succumbed to the wounds in the hospital yesterday afternoon.
The body is in the morgue of the hospital awaiting the legal formalities. The funeral rites will be done most probably tomorrow afternoon in the RIYADH Naseem cemetery.
Adil has been working in a travel agency in Dammam. He hails from Guntalkatte, Moodabidri on the outskirts of Mangaluru. Many expressed their deep commiserations over the death of the child.