Kuwait fire incident: PM Modi expressed grief, if any of our loved ones is living there then know their well-being from this helpline number

Ananya Shroff
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New Delhi: Dozens of people, including several Indian workers, have died in a fire in a building in Kuwait City. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Wednesday expressed deep grief over the tragic incident. Jaishankar wrote on Twitter, “Deeply shocked by the news of the fire in Kuwait City. Reportedly more than 40 people have died and more than 50 are hospitalized. Our Ambassador has visited the site. We are awaiting further information.” He further said, “Deep condolences to the families of those who have lost their lives. I wish the injured a speedy and complete recovery. Our embassy will provide full assistance to all those involved in this matter.”

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PM Modi also expressed grief
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted about the fire in Kuwait. He said, 'The fire incident in Kuwait city is tragic. My condolences are with all those who have lost their loved ones. I pray that the injured recover as soon as possible. The Indian Embassy in Kuwait is closely monitoring the situation and working with the authorities there to assist the affected.'

Emergency helpline number released
The Indian Embassy in Kuwait has also issued an emergency helpline number in connection with the tragedy. The Embassy has issued an emergency helpline number: +965-65505246… The Embassy has confirmed that Indian labourers were among those killed. It said, 'All concerned are requested to connect with the helpline for updates. The Embassy is committed to provide all possible assistance.'

Meanwhile, Kuwait's Health Ministry also issued a statement on Wednesday afternoon. It said, 'The Ministry of Health has taken 43 people to the hospital in the incident of fire in a building in Mangaf, out of which 4 were found dead.'

41 people are feared dead
Let us tell you that 41 people are feared dead in a massive fire that broke out in a building housing workers in Kuwait on Wednesday. According to reports coming from the Gulf country, some Indians are also among those killed. Officials said that a fire broke out in the kitchen of a six-storey building located in the Mangaf area of ​​​​Kuwait's southern Ahmadi governorate in the early hours of Wednesday. It is being told that about 160 people lived in the building, who are employees of the same company. It is being told that many of the workers living there were Indians.

Indians constitute 21 per cent (1 million) of Kuwait's total population and 30 per cent (about 9 lakh) of the total workforce. Kuwait's Interior Minister Sheikh Fahad Al-Yousef Al-Sabah has ordered the police to arrest the owner of the Mangaf building, the building's watchman and the owner of the company responsible for the workers until the investigation of criminal evidence personnel present at the scene is completed, Kuwait Times reported. After visiting the scene, the minister said in a statement, “What happened today is the result of the greed of the company and building owners.”

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