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Forty-one people, including several Indians, die in Kuwait building fire
Photo Caption: Indian envoy in Kuwait Adarsh Swaika visiting Kuwait hospital to meet fire tragedy victims. Photo Courtesy: India in Kuwait X page

Forty-one people, including several Indians, die in Kuwait building fire

| @indiablooms | 12 Jun 2024, 06:08 pm

At least 41 people, mostly Indian nationals, died after a fire broke out at a six-storey building in Kuwait on Wednesday.

The fire also left dozens others injured.

Deputy Prime Minister Sheikh Fahad al-Yousuf al-Sabah ordered the arrest of the building’s owner during a visit to the site, reported Al Jazeera.

According to reports, the fire has been brought under control and investigation is currently underway to ascertain the cause of the blaze.

Indian PM Narendra Modi described the fire tragedy in Kuwait as 'saddening'.

"The fire mishap in Kuwait City is saddening. My thoughts are with all those who have lost their near and dear ones. I pray that the injured recover at the earliest. The Indian Embassy in Kuwait is closely monitoring the situation and working with the authorities there to assist the affected," Modi posted on X.

Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar wrote: " Deeply shocked by the news of the fire incident in Kuwait city. There are reportedly over 40 deaths and over 50 have been hospitalized. Our Ambassador has gone to the camp. We are awaiting further information."

"Deepest condolences to the families of those who tragically lost their lives. Wish early and full recovery to those who have been injured," he said.

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