Kuwait Fire: 'Multiple Violations' At Building That Housed Migrants?

Times Now has now accessed details of multiple violations at the building in Kuwait's Mangaf. The apartment reportedly housed tenants more than its actual capacity. The number of workers living in this building lived in distressed conditions and the exits were not wide enough for all the workers to rush out when the fire took place. This resulted in a high number of casualties.
40 Indians Killed In Massive Fire In Kuwait Building

40 Indians Killed In Massive Fire In Kuwait Building

As many as 40 Indians were killed after a massive fire tore through a building housing migrant workers in southern Kuwait early on Wednesday. A total 41 people died in the fire incident and as many as 42 others were hospitalised. Times Now has now accessed details of multiple violations at the building in Kuwait's Mangaf. The apartment reportedly housed tenants more than its actual capacity. The number of workers living in this building lived in distressed conditions and the exits were not wide enough for all the workers to rush out when the fire took place. This resulted in a high number of casualties.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said he was deeply shocked by the incident and assured that the Indian Embassy will render the fullest assistance to all concerned in this regard.
What India Said
EAM Jaishankar wrote, "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. Deepest condolences to the families of those who tragically lost their lives. Wish early and full recovery to those who have been injured. Our Embassy will render the fullest assistance to all concerned in this regard."
Indian Embassy in Kuwait replied, "In connection with the tragic fire-accident involving Indian workers today, Embassy has put in place an emergency helpline number: +965-65505246. All concerned are requested to connect over this helpline for updates. Embassy remains committed to render all possible assistance."
The embassy said, "Ambassador Adarsh Swaika visited the Al-Adan hospital where over 30 Indian workers injured in today’s fire incident have been admitted. He met a number of patients and assured them of full assistance from the Embassy. Almost all are reported to be stable by hospital authorities."
What Kuwait Said
The incident was reported to authorities at 6:00 a.m. local time (0300 GMT), Major General Eid Rashed Hamad said.
KUNA reported that the fire had been brought under control and that authorities were combing the area for evidence as to the cause of the blaze.
The deputy PM accused real estate owners of violations and greed, saying those factors contributed towards the incident.
"Unfortunately, the greed of real estate owners is what leads to these matters," said Sheikh Fahad, who also runs the interior and defense ministries.
“The building in which the fire occurred was used to house workers, and there was a large number of workers there. Dozens were rescued, but unfortunately there were many deaths as a result of inhaling smoke from the fire,” a senior police commander told state TV.
“We always alert and warn against” cramming too many workers into housing accommodation, he said, without providing details on the workers’ type of employment or place of origin.
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