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Kuwait fire: Aircraft carrying mortal remains of Indians land in Kochi

Detailed breakdown of the victims reveals the extent of the devastation: 7 from Tamil Nadu, 3 from Andhra Pradesh, 1 each from Bihar, Odisha, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Haryana, Punjab, and West Bengal, in addition to the 23 from Kerala

Reported by:  PTC News Desk  Edited by:  Shefali Kohli -- June 14th 2024 08:07 AM -- Updated: June 14th 2024 12:26 PM
Kuwait fire: Aircraft carrying mortal remains of Indians land in Kochi

Kuwait fire: Aircraft carrying mortal remains of Indians land in Kochi

Kuwait fire: A special Indian Air Force aircraft carrying mortal remains of Indian victims in the fire incident in Kuwait arrived at the Cochin International Airport here on Friday.

Union Minister of State Singh VK Singh who rushed to Kuwait on Thursday is onboard the flight carrying the bodies.


Union Minister Suresh Gopi and Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan were among those who were present at the airport.

Kerala Ministers Veena George, P Rajeev, K Rajan and Roshi Augustin were also present at the airport to recieve the mortal remains.

Leader of Opposition VD Satheesan, Union Minister Suresh Gopi, Congress MP Hibi Eden, BJP state president K Surendran and former Union Minister V Muraleedharan among others had also arrived ahead of the flight's landing.


As many as twenty-three residents of Kerala were among 45 Indians who died in the fire incident here on Wednesday.

The incident has sent shockwaves through communities both in Kuwait and India.

The detailed breakdown of the victims reveals the extent of the devastation: 7 from Tamil Nadu, 3 from Andhra Pradesh, 1 each from Bihar, Odisha, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Haryana, Punjab, and West Bengal, in addition to the 23 from Kerala.

Kuwaiti authorities are working tirelessly to investigate the cause of the fire and provide support to the affected families. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed his deepest condolences and assured all possible assistance to those impacted by the tragedy.

The rapid spread of the fire raises concerns about the safety standards and living conditions in worker accommodations in Kuwait.  The Indian Ambassador to Kuwait visited the site to assess the situation and provide support to the affected workers and their families.

- With inputs from agencies

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