Jeddah: A Telangana worker, who died a fortnight ago while crossing road at an undesignated spot in Abu Dhabi, was flown to his hometown on Friday.
L Ganesh (46) was a native of Gambirpur village in Katlapur mandal of Jagtiyal district. The body reached the village on Friday and the same day, it was cremated, according to NRI representatives who coordinated the repatriation.
Ganesh had visited some of his friends living in a workers’ accommodation in a neighbouring locality. While returning, instead of walking a mile extra to cross the road from a designated traffic crossing point, he stepped onto the main road at an undesignated area to cross it when a speeding car hit him, explained sources.
Ganesh’s roommates assumed that he had not returned from the accommodation of his friends as he had not turned up the workplace. On the other hand, his friends thought that had returned to his room, said Raja Srinivas Rao, a social worker who is based in Abu Dhabi. Ganga Raju of GTWCA, a gulf NRI organisation in UAE, also assisted in completing the legal formalities.
When his roommates went to enquire about Ganesh at the workers’ accommodation, they were told that he had left on the same night. Panicked roommates informed the construction firm which Ganesh was working for. The company found him in police mortuary.
Most of the road traffic death cases in the Gulf are entitled to death compensation, however, in this case, since Ganesh was crossing the road from an undesignated area, his death was not covered for any compensation or monetary assistance.
GTWCA leader Juvvadi Srinivas Rao said many Telangana workers were crossing the roads at undesignated areas and falling into the death trap.