'Saddening': PM Modi Expresses Grief Over Kuwait Fire Killing 40 Indians

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief after 40 Indians lost their lives in a devastating fire in a building in Kuwait. According to reports, 40 Indians were among 41 people killed in the blaze.
PM Modi.

PM Modi (File image)

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief after 40 Indians lost their lives in a devastating fire in a building housing labourers in Kuwait City. PM Modi said, "The fire mishap in Kuwait City is saddening."
"My thoughts are with all those who have lost their near and dear ones. I pray that the injured recover at the earliest. The Indian Embassy in Kuwait is closely monitoring the situation and working with the authorities there to assist the affected," the Prime Minister added.
According to reports, 40 Indians were among 41 people killed in the blaze. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar expressed deep shock over the incident and said the Indian embassy in the Gulf nation will render the "fullest assistance" to all concerned.
PM Modi's Tweet:
Officials said the majority of the victims of the fire were Indians, mostly from Kerala.
"Deeply shocked by the news of the fire incident in Kuwait City. There are reportedly over 40 deaths and over 50 have been hospitalized. Our Ambassador has gone to the camp. We are awaiting further information," Jaishankar said on X.
"Deepest condolences to the families of those who tragically lost their lives. Wish early and full recovery to those who have been injured," he added.
Kuwait's health ministry said the injured were admitted to several hospitals, with 21 of them sent to Al-Adan Hospital, six to Farwaniya Hospital, one to Al-Amiri and 11 to Mubarak Hospital.
(With inputs from PTI)
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