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Kuwait Building Fire: Three Telugu People Among the Deceased

Kuwait Building Fire: Three Telugu People Among the Deceased


In a tragic building fire in Kuwait, 45 Indians lost their lives and authorities have identified them. Among the deceased, there are three Telugu individuals 24 from Kerala, seven from Tamil Nadu two from Odisha and one each from Bihar, Madhya Pradesh Karnataka. Bengal and Uttar Pradesh also had victims. The victims included engineers, drivers supervisors and professionals from various fields. Most of the affected individuals were from NBTC.NBTC ranks among the largest construction companies in Kuwait.

The Andhra Pradesh Non-Resident Telugu Society revealed that three of the deceased were from Andhra Pradesh. They are Lokanatham from Sompeta Mandal in Srikakulam district. Satyanarayana from Peravali Mandal in East Godavari district and Eshwarudu from Annavarappadu. The bodies of these individuals are expected to arrive in Delhi on Friday afternoon. After that, arrangements will be made to transport them to their respective hometowns.

Lokanatham who was from Srikakulam, had just arrived at relevant apartment in Kuwait before the fire incident. He was supposed to start his duty the next day. The accident occurred before that. On Thursday his family members tried to contact him by phone. There was no response. Suspecting something was wrong, they inquired with the company and learned about his death. Preparations are being made to transport the bodies from Kuwait to India. 

On Wednesday a fire in Al Mangaf, Kuwait claimed the lives of 49 workers. Forty-five were Indians. Several others were injured. They are being treated at a nearby hospital.Minister of State for External Affairs Kirti Vardhan Singh traveled to Kuwait on Wednesday night to assist the victims. He will oversee the relief efforts. Local businessmen have promised to provide some compensation to the families of the deceased.

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