In the unfortunate incident of collapse of an under-construction building at Al-Qassim University in Buraidah, a number of workers suffered fatal injuries. Six Pakistanis have been confirmed dead. Seven Pakistanis sustained injuries. One of them has been released from the hospital, while the other six are in stable condition. According to the Chief Executive of the Manazel Construction Company, Mr Ahmad Othaim, two Pakistani workers are still missing.
Embassy officials along with a legal consultant are present at Al-Qassim to coordinate and supervise arrangements for the treatment of our injured citizens and for dispatch of dead bodies to Pakistan. The Ambassador of Pakistan is in constant contact with the Chief Executive of the Manazel Construction Company, who has assured of full cooperation with the Embassy of Pakistan for the best possible treatment of the injured and expeditious dispatch of dead bodies to Pakistan.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and our Embassy in Riyadh will continue to monitor the situation. The families of Pakistanis employed by Manazel Construction Company can contact the Embassy of Pakistan in Riyadh at 00966-571870352 & 00966-571862623.
28 April 2015
Last modified: November 19, 2019
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