Around 40 Indian nationals dead, over 50 injured in fire tragedy in Kuwait: MEA

New Delhi: PM announces ex- gratia relief of Rs 2 lakh to families of deceased India nationals from Prime Minister Relief Fund

BY | Thursday, 13 June, 2024

The Ministry of External Affairs has confirmed the death of around 40 Indian nationals and injury to over 50 others in the fire incident in a labour housing facility in Mangaf area in Kuwait in the morning hours on 12th June 2024. The Ministry said that the Indian Embassy in Kuwait is “ascertaining the full details from the concerned Kuwaiti authorities and the company”.

It also said that the Embassy is in touch with local authorities to provide relief to the affected and that the injured receiving proper medical care and attention. According to hospital authorities, most of the admitted patients are stable, it informed

MEA said that the Indian Mission headed by Ambassador of India in Kuwait, Adarsh Swaika, is coordinating with local authorities to assist Indian nationals who have been injured in this unfortunate incident and extend all possible support. The Embassy is receiving full cooperation from the Kuwaiti authorities, it informed.

Further, MEA said that on the directions of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Minister of State Kirti Vardhan Singh has travelled to Kuwait to work towards early repatriation of mortal remains as well as for medical assistance to those injured.

Meanwhile, PM Modi chaired a review meeting on the fire tragedy at his residence in New Delhi on Wednesday where he expressed his deep sorrow at the unfortunate incident and extended condolences to the families of the deceased. He wished speedy recovery of those injured.

Prime Minister announced ex- gratia relief of Rs 2 lakh to the families of the deceased India nationals from Prime Minister Relief Fund.

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