PM Modi reviews Kuwait fire tragedy, announces Rs 2L ex-gratia for Indian victims

New Delhi, Jun 12 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a review meeting on the fire tragedy in Kuwait in which a number of Indian nationals died and many were injured, here at his residence on Wednesday.

Prime Minister Modi also announced ex-gratia relief of Rs 2 lakh to the families of the deceased India nationals from the Prime Minister Relief Fund.

The Prime Minister expressed his deep sorrow at the unfortunate incident and extended condolences to the families of the deceased. He wished speedy recovery of those injured.

Prime Minister Modi directed that the government should extend all possible assistance. "MoS External Affairs should immediately travel to Kuwait to oversee the relief measures and facilitate expeditious repatriation of the mortal remains," he said.

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs Kirtivardhan Singh, Principal Secretary to PM Pramod Kumar Mishra, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra and other senior officials were also present in the meeting.




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  • Alwyn, Bahrain

    Thu, Jun 13 2024

    You won't find Chinese labourers in the Gulf. Indians take pride in our economy, yet many perish abroad. Create jobs Mr Modi stop talking nonsense about religion.

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  • Gautam Das, Bangalore

    Wed, Jun 12 2024

    Only big verbal announcement, nobody will get 2 paisa. Indians students from Ukraine are being conveniently abandoned after big announcements.

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