277 Nepali migrants died in Saudi Arabia in 2015

277 Nepali migrants died in Saudi Arabia in 2015

A total of 277 Nepali migrants died in Saudi Arabia in 2015, according to the Nepali Embassy in Riyadh.

Of the deceased, majority of them were found to have died natural death.In 2014, 229 Nepali migrant workers were recorded dead in Saudi Arabia.

The death of Nepali migrant workers could be attributed to health hazards like cardiovascular complications and brain paralysis while some were found to have died during their sleep, shared Ananda Prasad Sharma, Acting Nepali Ambassador to Saudi Arabia

Road accidents, suicides and murder by fellow workers were also some of the causes of their death, Acting Ambassador Sharma said.

Likewise, some Nepali migrant workers were recorded to have died during their work, which is often labour-demanding in the sweltering heat of the Gulf country.

There are currently around 5,000 Nepalis working in Saudi Arabia, the Nepali Embassy in Riyadh said.

Source: THT