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The Air Force is responsible for bringing back the bodies of Indians killed in the Kuwait tragedy

Pratik Mehta

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The Modi government will bring back the bodies of Indians killed in the fire in Kuwait. The responsibility for this has been handed over to the Indian Air Force. More than 40 Indians died in a massive fire in a building in Mangaf area of ​​Kuwait. DNA testing of the bodies is being done in Kuwait. Indian Air Force aircraft has been kept ready to bring back the bodies of Indians. Minister of State for External Affairs Kirti Vardhan Singh has reached Kuwait to bring back the bodies immediately.

49 people were burnt to death

A total of 49 people were burnt to death in the fire in the Al-Mangaf building. Officials have informed that 42 of them are believed to be Indians. After reaching Kuwait, Kirtivardhan Singh met Kuwait’s Foreign Minister Abdullah Ali Al-Yahya. The Indian Embassy in Kuwait said that Al-Yahya has promised full assistance including medical care, immediate repatriation of the bodies and investigation of the incident. The embassy said on ‘X’, “Foreign Minister Yahya has expressed condolences on the tragic incident. He assured full assistance including medical care, immediate repatriation of the bodies and investigation of the incident.

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs inquired from the injured

“The Minister of State appreciated the cooperation extended by all concerned Kuwaiti authorities,” the embassy said. Al-Yahya assured full assistance to Indians affected by the massive fire that broke out in an apartment housing foreign workers on Thursday and promised an immediate investigation into the incident. Singh also visited the Mubarak Al Kabir Hospital where seven injured Indians are admitted. “Nearly 40 people have lost their lives in an unfortunate and tragic fire that broke out in a residential building in Mangaf area of ​​Kuwait in the early hours of the morning,” the Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement on Wednesday night.

PM Modi expressed grief

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also expressed ‘sorrow’ over the incident. The incident was discussed and briefed in a meeting with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra and Prime Minister’s Principal Secretary PK Mishra among others. After this, Modi announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each from the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund to the families of the deceased Indians. The government has directed to provide all possible help. The Foreign Minister spoke to his Kuwaiti counterpart Al-Yahya over the phone and requested him to immediately send the bodies of the Indians who lost their lives in the fire to India.

Pratik Mehta

Pratik Mehta

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