A total of 53 Kuwaiti expatriates, including Bangladeshis, have become stranded in Saudi Arabia after losing their passports while performing Umrah in the holy city of Makkah.
All of them holding valid work visas of Kuwait are desperately trying to go back to the country to resume their jobs and because of other commitments.
The group of expatriates, mostly from India, believes that the passports were lost at the hotel where the pilgrims stayed, apparently due to the negligence of hotel staff.
The expatriates on pilgrimmage came to know about the loss of their passports on Tuesday afternoon when the tour operator told them to be ready to travel to Jeddah to apply for new passports.
In its report on Wednesday, Saudi Gazette quoted Basheer Abubacker Razq, one of the stranded pilgrims, to say: “We were simply shocked to know that our passports were