31-year-old Abdul Hakeem is the son of Painkannur Tharakkal Yusuf. Hakeem and 33-year-old Irfan Habib have completed their B.Tech simultaneously from Kottakal Engineering College. They used to work together in the country. It was during this time that he got an opportunity to go to the Gulf and came to Saudi.
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Both started working at a pump in Riyadh. Both of them were doing technical work at the pump in the post of technician. Hakeem arrived in Saudi last Friday. Everyone here was a fresher at the petrol station. Some of them got Iqama last day.
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Apart from them, Sitaram Rajagopal from Madurai, Yogesh Kumar from Surat, Gujarat, Karthik from Chennai and Azhar Ali from Mumbai are the other dead Indians. The dead bodies are currently kept at Shumaisi Hospital Mortuary. The news that the Malayali youth died in the fire has shocked the entire diaspora community.