Three residents of the district died allegedly in an accident that happened in their work place in Bahrain on July 30, and their bodies were brought to their native district here on Saturday night.
Sources said that the three persons, Shanmuga Sundaram (24) son of Jeganathan from Vellalaviduthi near Karambakudi, Murugesan (45) of Valacheripatti near Karambakudi, and Paulraj (25) of Atchathapuram near Gandharvakkottai had taken up jobs in Bahrain six months back. They were working in a pipe company and is said to have been asphyxiated due to a gas leak.
Roommates of the deceased in Bahrain immediately informed relatives of the victims here about the deaths.
Subsequently, the kin approached the travel agent, who had sent them to Bahrain. Following the efforts of the travel agency, the bodies of the victims were brought to the district for performing the last rites on Saturday night.
Panneerselvam, brother of Murugesan, who spoke to the media said that the families of the victims were struggling to cope with the situation.
The victims had gone abroad just to support their poverty-stricken families back home, he added.
“Now the families have lost the sole breadwinners. The State government should intervene on the issue and take the initiative to get solatium from the Bahrain company in which the three had lost their lives, in the interest of their families,” he said.
Murugesan is survived by wife Logambal and two daughters Soundjarya (16) Kalpana (15) and son Urumairaj (12). Shamuga Sundaram and Paulraj are bachelors.