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CM Nitish Kumar announces Rs 2 lakh each for families of Kuwait fire tragedy victims from Bihar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday expressed grief over the deaths of people in the fire incident in Kuwait and announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each to the families of the victims, who were from the state. Two residents of Bihar were among the 45 Indians who died in the fire incident on Wednesday.

The incident, which occurred on Wednesday, has sent shockwaves through communities both in Kuwait and India.

“It is sad that two people from Bihar died in a fire incident in a multi-story building in Kuwait. The Resident Commissioner in New Delhi has been directed to establish contact with the Kuwait Embassy and take action to send the bodies to their native places. The closest relatives of both the deceased have been asked to be given Rs 2 lakh each from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. I pray to God to give strength to the bereaved family to bear the pain in this hour of grief,” CM Kumar posted on X.

Meanwhile, the Indian Air Force’s C-130J Super Hercules transport aircraft, carrying the mortal remains of the deceased in the Kuwait fire tragedy, arrived at Palam Technical Airport on Friday.

BJP MPs Yogendra Chandolia, Kamaljeet Sehrawat, Bansuri Swaraj, and other leaders were present at the airport to receive the mortal remains.

Union Minister of State for External Affairs Kirti Vardhan Singh emphasized that it usually takes 10-15 days, but at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s and EAM Jaishankar’s request, they were able to bring the mortal remains of those Indian nationals who lost their lives in the deadly fire incident.

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