11 Indians Killed In Saudi Fire: External Affairs Ministry
Eleven Indians died in a fire in the southeastern city of Najran Arabia and the Indian consulate in Jeddah provide all assistance to the families of those killed and injured in the tragedy, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Among the Indians who died in the fire, four were of Uttar Pradesh, three of Kerala, one of Bihar, one of Tamil Nadu and details of the other two were determined.
In addition to the 11 Indians killed, five Indians were also injured in the fire that destroyed a house without windows where the workers remained.
The spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in New Delhi Gopal Baglay, unveiled details of the deceased and said the Consulate General of India, Jeddah, provided “all necessary assistance”.
Arab News reported that 11 people were suffocated and six were injured yesterday in a fire that destroyed a house without windows that shared a farm.
“Firefighters fire a house without windows for ventilation. Eleven people were killed by asphyxiation and six others were injured,” the local civil protection authority said.
Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi said: “I am aware of the fire tragedy in Najran … I spoke with the Consul General of Yidda.”
“Our Consul General is in contact with the governor of Najran. He says I want to be informed regularly,” Swaraj said.
Gauri Shankar Gupta, Kamapalan Sathyan, Baiju Raghavan, Sreejith Kottasseri, Murokanandan Kaliyan, Tabrej Khan, Ateeq Ahmad Waseem Akram Vakeel Ahmad, Paras Kumar Subedar and Mohammad Waseem Azizur Rahman were the Indians who died in the fire, according to the details of the Muertos published by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MEA).
Details of the five Indians injured in the fire were still to be identified, said the MEA.