Fire Engulfs A Building In Mangaf City Of Kuwait; 40 Indians Killed & 50 Injured in The Blaze

A building in the Mangaf City of Kuwait, which houses many people recently went ablaze killing 40 Indians.

by Anupriya Mishra
Fire Engulfs A Building In Mangaf City Of Kuwait; 40 Indians Killed & 50 Injured in The Blaze

Nobody is ever prepared for tragedy when they do strike. This is especially true for disasters like fire! Something similar happened to the people living in a building in the Mangaf City of Kuwait. Yes, due to a fire that engulfed the building, 40 Indians were killed and 50 were injured! Here’s all about the tragedy that struck the city in Kuwait.

40 Indians Killed & 50 Injured In Kuwait Building Fire

A building in the Mangaf City of Kuwait, which houses many people recently went ablaze killing 40 Indians. Not to mention, 50 were injured and nine other people were killed, as per the reports of the Ministry of External Affairs of India. Others who were killed in the fire belonged to countries like the Philippines, Nepal, Egypt, and Pakistan. The fire started at 6 AM in the kitchen of the six-storey building. Housing workers of the same company, the building had nearly 195 people living in it.

It’s worth mentioning that most of the deaths that occurred in the building were due to the inhalation of the smoke by residents who were sleeping. Reported by the Kuwait Times, it mentions that Sheikh Fahad Al-Yousuf Al-Sabah, who is the First Deputy Prime Minister has also ordered the arrest of the building’s owner and janitor. Not to mention the owner of the company has also been called for arrest for being responsible.

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Indian PM Narendra Modi Holds A High-Level Review

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has held a high-level review meeting at his residence and also announced compensation of ₹2 lakhs for the families of those who were killed. Extending condolences to the families of people who were killed, he also wished for speedy recovery of those injured. It’s worth mentioning that those injured are being treated in five government hospitals. Yes, they are as follows – Jaber, Mubarak Al Kabeer, Jahra, Farwaniua and Adan. Additionally, Sheikh Meshal Al-Ahmag Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the Emir of Kuwait, according to an NDTV report has asked the authorities to investigate this fire.

It is truly a tragedy that has struck the families of the people who have been injured and killed in this fire that took over the building. On a concluding note, it should be noted that 21% of the total population in Kuwait comprises Indians. This makes up about 30% of its workforce.

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