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Mortal Remains of 42 Indian Workers Killed in Kuwait Building Fire Reach India
Published : Jun 14, 2024, 11:43 am IST
Updated : Jun 14, 2024, 11:43 am IST
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Kuwait Building Fire Mortal Remains of 42 Indian Workers Reach India
Kuwait Building Fire Mortal Remains of 42 Indian Workers Reach India

The mortal remains of Indians killed in the 2024 Mangaf fire were flown to Kerala on a special Indian Air Force plane.

Kuwait Building Fire: A tragic fire broke out on Wednesday at 4:30 am in Al-Mangaf building, a seven-storey residence for workers, in Al-Ahmadi governate, Southern Kuwait, claiming lives of 49 workers, including 42 Indians. 

Most of the workers died from smoke inhalation while sleeping. Approximately 49 people including 42 Indians were killed by the fire. It was being said that 24 people of those who died in the accident were form Kerala. Local authorities have taken the building's owner into custody to investigate potential negligence linked to the 2024 Mangaf fire.

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The mortal remains of Indians killed in the 2024 Mangaf fire were flown to Kerala on a special Indian Air Force plane on Friday. Union Minister Kirti Vardhan Singh confirmed the development on X. Minister had been onboard the aircraft. The special plane landed in Kochi in the state.

Heavy security was there at Cochin Airport where the plane was landed. Teams of police and ambulances were dispatched to Cochin International Airport, where the aircrafts were landed. 

The Kuwait Fire Force announced that the fatal fire was attributed to an electrical short circuit. According to their statement, this determination followed an onsite investigation of the location and the building where the fire originated. Kuwaiti authorities also performed DNA tests on the deceased from the tragic fire incident in Mangaf, southern Kuwait.

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