Kuwait Fire Tragedy: DNA Tests for Victims, IAF on Standby

Kuwaiti authorities are conducting DNA tests for over 40 Indians killed in a massive fire in Mangaf area. IAF aircraft is ready to bring back the mortal remains. Minister Kirti Vardhan Singh is overseeing assistance for injured Indians and repatriation. The incident resulted in 49 fatalities, with 42 identified as Indians.


PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 13-06-2024 16:21 IST | Created: 13-06-2024 16:21 IST
Kuwait Fire Tragedy: DNA Tests for Victims, IAF on Standby
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Kuwaiti authorities are conducting DNA tests on the bodies of over 40 Indians killed in the devastating fire in Mangaf area, officials confirmed on Thursday. An IAF aircraft is prepared to bring back the mortal remains to India, with Minister of State for External Affairs Kirti Vardhan Singh arriving in Kuwait to oversee assistance for those injured and ensure the prompt repatriation of the deceased.

In a tragic fire incident that claimed 49 lives in southern Kuwait, 42 victims have been identified as Indian nationals. Singh met with Kuwait's Foreign Minister Abdullah Ali Al-Yahya, who assured full support, including medical care, repatriation, and investigation into the incident.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting to review the incident, announcing ex-gratia relief of Rs 2 lakh for the families of the deceased and directing the government to offer all possible assistance. External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar communicated with his Kuwaiti counterpart to expedite the repatriation process and was assured of a thorough investigation.

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