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PM Modi chairs evaluate meet on Kuwait fire tragedy, proclaims ex-gratia relief for deceased India nationals

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Overview meet on Kuwait fire tragedy: PM Modi furthermore directed Minister of Convey for Exterior Affairs Kirti Vardhan Singh to “immediately commute to Kuwait to oversee the relief measures and facilitate expeditious repatriation of the mortal stays.”

Indian Top Minister Narendra Modi chaired a evaluate assembly on Wednesday (June 12) at his set up in Unusual Delhi to tackle the tragic fire incident in Kuwait that claimed the lives of a complete lot of Indian nationals and left many injured. PM Modi announced an ex-gratia relief of Rs 2 lakh ($2395) from the Top Minister’s Support Fund for the households of the nationals who misplaced their lives in the sudden tragedy.

The death toll in the incident has now climbed to 49 from an earlier reported count of 41, in the wake of the examination of the constructing by forensic groups.

Expressing profound sorrow over the incident, Top Minister Modi extended his condolences to the households of the deceased and wished for the rapidly recovery of the injured.

“Top Minister directed that Govt of India must elongate all imaginable support,” the press free up said.

He furthermore directed Minister of Convey for Exterior Affairs Kirti Vardhan Singh to “immediately commute to Kuwait to oversee the relief measures and facilitate expeditious repatriation of the mortal stays.”

Earlier in a post, MoS MEA said, “…We stand with the victims of the Kuwait fire incident, we categorical our sympathy to them. We had a assembly with PM Modi and the next day morning we are travelling to Kuwait. We can take stock of the reveal and these which can well be admitted to the health center. The identification technique of these that absorb died is underway…The most of us are from Kerala and other aspects of South India…”

The evaluate assembly changed into once attended by a complete lot of key officials, including Exterior Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, MoS for Exterior Affairs Kirtivardhan Singh, Essential Secretary to PM Modi Pramod Kumar Mishra, National Security Manual Ajit Doval and Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra amongst others.

Probe into Kuwait fire

Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Meshal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah has ordered an intensive investigation into the fire at the dwelling constructing in Mangaf. The constructing housed foreign workers, largely Indians. Many of these killed, nearly 41, were from the Indian states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu and northern states of India.

Larger than 30 Indian workers were injured. Indian Ambassador to Kuwait Adarsh Swaika visited the Al-Adan health center to meet with the injured.

The Indian Embassy in Kuwait has established an emergency helpline and knowledgeable all desirous to connect over this helpline for updates.

Exterior Affairs Minister SJ aishankar furthermore expressed shock over the facts of the fire incident.

(With inputs from agencies)

Heena Sharma

Heena Sharma is a digital journalist who writes largely on most up-to-date geopolitical tendencies. @HeenaSharma0819

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