Kuwait fire tragedy: 40 indians dead...

A six-story structure in kuwait that housed numerous laborers caught fire, resulting in the deaths of at least 40 indian nationals and numerous injuries. The majority of the fatalities, according to officials, were caused by smoke inhalation while the occupants were asleep when the fire started early on Wednesday. On one of the building's lower levels, in the Mangaf neighborhood in Kuwait's southern Ahmadi Governorate, a kitchen caught fire.
The majority of the dead, whose ages ranged from 20 to 50, came from north indian states including Kerala, tamil Nadu, and others, according to Arab Times. The fire incident, according to Kuwait's deputy prime minister and interior minister Sheikh Fahad Al-Yousuf Al-Sabah, was a "result of the greed of the company and building owners." The NBTC organization, purportedly controlled by Malayali millionaire KG Abraham, rents the property. Blue-collar laborers in the gulf who are paid poorly frequently reside in cramped quarters.
Updates regarding the fire incident in kuwait are as follows:
To discuss the situation, key officials have been asked to an urgent meeting by prime minister Narendra Modi. Following the meeting, kirti vardhan singh, the minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs, informed the media that he would be heading to Kuwait.
The Ministry of external affairs spokesperson had earlier stated that kirti vardhan singh was urgently heading to kuwait at the prime minister's request to supervise relief efforts and work with local authorities to arrange for the prompt return of the deceased victims' mortal remains.
An emergency helpline number, +965-65505246, has been established by the indian Embassy in Kuwait. Please contact them for updates.
Adarsh Swaika, the indian ambassador to kuwait, paid visits to the hospitals where the casualties were admitted as well as the Mangaf incident scene. He noted that for any necessary action or emergency medical care, the Embassy was in continuous communication with the appropriate Kuwaiti law enforcement, fire service, and health authorities.
Over fifty indian nationals were admitted to Al-Adan Hospital, Farwaniya Hospital, Mubarak Al-Kabeer Hospital, and Jahra Hospital, as reported by the indian Embassy in Kuwait.
At least 11 of the dead, according to the president of an expatriate organization who was present at the scene of the fire, were from Kerala.


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