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June 14, 2024 8:54 AM

Kuwait fire tragedy: Special IAF Aircraft carrying bodies of 45 Indian victims taken off for Kochi

A special Indian Air Force C-130J aircraft carrying the mortal remains of 45 Indian victims from the tragic fire incident in Kuwait has taken off and is en route to Kochi. The aircraft is expected to arrive shortly at Cochin International Airport, where police forces and ambulances have been deployed in preparation for its arrival. Minister of State for External Affairs, Kirti Vardhan Singh, who coordinated closely with Kuwaiti authorities to ensure the swift repatriation of the deceased, is on...

June 14, 2024 8:42 AM

Kuwait fire tragedy: UAE-based prominent NRI businessman announces relief fund for victims

A prominent NRI businessman and Chairman of UAE-based Lulu Group has announced ex-gratia amounting to the sum of Rs 5 lakh each for the families of the deceased in the tragic Kuwait fire mishap. So far around 45 Indians are reported to have lost their lives in the deadly fire that broke out in the "labour accommodation" in the Mangaf area of Kuwait, in the early hours of Wednesday. India's government and the government of Kerala also have announced similar relief funds. Kerala health minister ...

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