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Kuwait: Around 40 Indians killed, over 50 injured in fire at building housing foreign workers

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a review meeting and announced compensation of Rs 2 lakh each to the families of those who died.
Around 40 Indians died and more than 50 were injured after a fire broke out in a building housing workers in Mangaf city of southern Kuwait on Wednesday, according to India’s external affairs ministry.
The fire started in a kitchen of the six-storey building where nearly 160 workers employed in the same company were living. A total of 49 workers were killed, reported Kuwait Times.
After the blaze, Adarsh Swaika, the Indian ambassador in Kuwait, visited the site and also the hospitals where the injured are being treated, said the ministry.
“The embassy continues to coordinate with local authorities to assist Indian nationals who have been injured in this unfortunate incident and extend all possible support,” the ministry stated.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a review meeting regarding the incident and announced compensation of Rs 2 lakh each to the families of those who died.

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