Kuwait Building Fire: PM Modi Directs MoS To ‘Urgently’ Fly Down & Assist Affected Indians

New Delhi: Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs Kirti Vardhan Singh will be flying to Kuwait urgently to assist Indians affected by a major fire in a building in Mangaf.

The decision to send the MoS to Kuwait has been taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) informed.

“PM Modi has called us for a meeting and after which I will leave for Kuwait as early as possible… Immediate action will be taken,” Singh said.

At least 41 people, mostly Indians, were charred to death and about 50 injured in a deadly early morning blaze in a building where workers of a particular company were staying.

Singh will help in assisting the injured and early repatriation of mortal remains of the victims.

“As directed by PM @narendramodi, MoS for External Affairs @KVSinghMPGonda is urgently travelling to Kuwait to oversee assistance to those injured in the fire tragedy and to coordinate with local authorities for early repatriation of mortal remains of those who have died in this unfortunate incident,” MEA spokesperson Randhir Jaiswal said.

Modi expressed his condolences following the tragedy.

“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,” Modi posted on X.

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