Kuwait fire: After Kochi, plane carrying bodies of 14 Indians arrives in Delhi

Mortal remains of 31 Indians were handed over to families at Kochi

Mortal remains of Indians died in Kuwait fire tragedy arrives in Delhi Mortal remains of Indians died in Kuwait fire mishap arrives in Delhi on Friday | X

The Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft carrying the mortal remains of 14 of the 45 Indians, who died in the tragic fire at a building in Kuwait, landed in Delhi from Kochi on Friday. 

The C130J aircraft carrying the bodies of 45 Indians landed at the Cochin International Airport around 10.30 am on Friday morning. The mortal remains of 31 bodies were received at CIAL by central and state ministers including Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan. 

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In Delhi, BJP MPs Yogendra Chandolia, Kamaljeet Sehrawat, and Bansuri Swaraj were among the leaders present at the airport to receive the bodies. 

"It is a very sad incident...Our Foreign Minister spoke to the Foreign Minister of Kuwait, we met the Foreign Minister and Health Minister there, they cooperated with us a lot. We met the injured in the hospital, and most of the people will be discharged in 1-2 days, one person is serious and is admitted to ICU," MoS MEA Kirti Vardhan Singh told ANI. 

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"Some people have fractures in their hands and legs, and they are being treated. Our embassy is constantly in touch with the injured and they are monitoring the situation...The Kuwait government has been cooperative due to which we have been able to bring the bodies of the deceased here so quickly," he added. 

Tamil Nadu Minister Gingee K.S. Masthan also reached the Kochi airport to pay tributes and received the mortal remains of persons from Tamil Nadu.

Of the 31 Indians, 23 were from Kerala and seven were from Tamil Nadu. 


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