Heroic Escape: Split-Second Decision Saves Life During Kuwait Fire

Amidst a tragic fire at a residential building in Kuwait where 40 Indians are suspected to have died, Nalinakshan, a resident of Thrikkaripur, Kerala, made a split-second decision to jump onto a water tank, saving his life. Despite injuries, he was immediately taken to a hospital for treatment.


PTI | Kasaragod | Updated: 13-06-2024 16:04 IST | Created: 13-06-2024 16:04 IST
Heroic Escape: Split-Second Decision Saves Life During Kuwait Fire
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In a harrowing incident that took the lives of around 40 Indians in Kuwait, one man's quick thinking saved his life. Nalinakshan, from Thrikkaripur in Kerala, found himself trapped on the third floor of the blazing building. His decision to jump onto a nearby water tank, despite resulting in broken ribs, proved to be life-saving.

Relatives residing nearby quickly came to his aid, rushing him to a Kuwait hospital. 'We received the shocking news around 11 am,' said his uncle Balakrishnan, describing Nalinakshan's desperate leap to safety. Despite his injuries, the family is relieved he's receiving top-notch medical care.

Nalinakshan had recently participated in Kerala's Kaliyattam festival before returning to Kuwait. According to official reports, 49 foreign workers perished in the fire, including about 40 Indians, while 50 others sustained injuries. The tragic blaze, originating in the kitchen, occurred early Wednesday morning.

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