Mangaluru, Dec 29, 2015: Shaukat Ali (26), a resident of Haleneeru of Kuppepadavu in Mangaluru taluk has met a tragic end in a road accident at Saudi Arabia on December 27, Sunday night. The bus belonging to the Najma group carrying pilgrims from Damam to Umrah which Ali was riding was hit by a trailer resulting in the mishap. Several passengers were injured in the accident.
Shaukat who was the sole bread winner of his family upon the death of his father while he was very young, had left abroad for job four years ago.
It is nothing but an irony that tragedy struck just a week before Shaukat was to return hometown and was even planning his house warming ceremony and marriage. Sources said Shaukat was driving the bus following persuasion by a friend.