Kuwait fire tragedy: Super Hercules landed at Kochi airport carrying the bodies of the dead; the fire had taken the lives of 45 Indians

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45 people have been identified as Indians among those who died in the massive fire in Kuwait. 196 migrant workers were working in this building. Among the dead, two were from Uttar Pradesh, 24 from Kerala, seven from Tamil Nadu and three from Andhra Pradesh. Meanwhile, a special aircraft of the Indian Air Force, C-130J, carrying the bodies of the 45 dead Indians, reached Kochi on Friday morning. The Indian Embassy has given information about this. The embassy said that Minister of State for External Affairs Kirti Vardhan Singh also returned by the same plane.

Super Hercules brought the bodies of the dead
Earlier, the Air Force’s Super Hercules aircraft had taken off from Kuwait carrying 45 bodies. First, the aircraft landed in Kochi, Kerala, as most of the dead were from there. After this, the aircraft will come to Delhi. From here, the bodies will be sent to the respective states.

So far 48 bodies have been identified
The deceased from UP have been identified as Madhav Singh from Varanasi, Jayaram Gupta and Angad Gupta from Gorakhpur. The deceased from Andhra Pradesh have been identified as T Lokanandam from Srikakulam district, M Satyanarayana and M Eshwarudu from West Godavari district. Arab Times quoted Kuwait’s First Deputy Prime Minister Sheikh Fahad Al-Yousuf Al-Yousuf as saying that officials have identified 48 bodies so far. 49 people were killed and more than 50 were injured in the accident in a seven-storey building in Kuwait’s southern city of Mangaf.

Kerala government announced help
The Kerala government has announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh each to the families. Meanwhile, India’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Kirtivardhan Singh has reached Kuwait. He has met the injured there. Singh is working with local officials to bring the bodies back to India. After establishing the identity of the bodies, the Kuwait administration promised that it would conduct a prompt investigation into the accident and provide full assistance in sending the bodies back. It has been learned that 196 workers were kept in the building. A day earlier this number was said to be 160.

Al-Yahya promised cooperation
Minister of State for External Affairs Kirti Vardhan Singh met Kuwait’s Foreign Minister Abdullah Ali Al-Yahya. Al-Yahya promised full cooperation. Singh also met First Deputy Prime Minister Sheikh Fahd, who expressed his condolences to the victims on behalf of the country’s Emir. Sheikh Fahd has also assured all possible help.

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