Dammam, Dec 6: K. Abdul Khader, resident of Parkala near Udupi and known as Emirates Khader, died in a road accident occurred near Dammam of Saudi Arabia on the wee hours of Thursday. He was 58.

Along with him, his father-in-law MK Abdul Khader Bava (Basarikatte S. Kodi Bavaka) also died in the accident. He was 79.

Emirates Khader wife and his two sons escaped with minor injuries, while two daughters who sustained injuries were admitted to Dammam general hospital, while two other daughters escaped unhurt.

The accident occurred when they were returning to Jubail after completing Umrah. It is said that the accident might have occurred as fog was completely covered the road. His family sources said that Khader’s son was driving the car.  

Former minister Vinay Kumar Sorake, BM Mumtaz Ali and others visited the Dammam hospital. Nexus Group president Saad Al Shahrani, Ashraf, Asfaq, Asif of Expertise Group and others cooperated to complete the process. The family has decided to complete the last rites of the departed in Saudi Arabia, family sources said.



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Thiruvananthapuram: Authorities in coastal areas of Kerala have been put on high alert after an intelligence report said 15 Islamic State terrorists had set off from Sri Lanka for the Lakshadweep islands on boats, police sources said.

Coastal police stations and police chiefs have been alerted about suspicious vessels. The sources said, though, such alerts are "usual practice", this time they have a specific information about the number of terrorists.

The coastal police department said it has been on alert since May 23 after the intelligence input came from Sri Lanka.

"We have been on alert since the Sri Lankan attack. We have alerted fishing vessel owners and others venturing into the sea to be cautious," a coastal police department official told PTI.

After the serial bomb blasts in Sri Lanka, Kerala was put on alert, especially after NIA investigations revealed that IS operatives had planned attacks in the state.