Kuwait fire: IAF aircraft carrying bodies of Indians lands in Kochi

Kochi, June 14 (UNI) An IAF Aircraft carrying the mortal remains of 45 Indians who died in the fire incident in Kuwait Mangaf landed at the Kochi Airport on Friday.

The bodies of 31 of the deceased, including 23 from Kerala, 7 from Tamil Nadu, and one from Karnataka, were brought to Kochi International Airport, where Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and his cabinet colleagues, including K Rajan, P Rajeev, and Veena George, paid homage to the victims.

Union Ministers Kirti Vardhan Singh and Suresh Gopi were also present at the airport. Later, the special Air Force aircraft C130J will proceed to Delhi with the remaining bodies, sources said.

In a message on social media, the Indian Embassy in Kuwait said, “A special IAF aircraft carrying the mortal remains of 45 Indian victims in the fire incident in Kuwait has taken off for Kochi. MoS @KVSinghMPGonda, who coordinated with Kuwaiti authorities to ensure swift repatriation, is onboard the aircraft.”

There are reports that the other 14 deceased were from various states including Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Karnataka, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Odisha, Bihar and Jharkhand. . UNI DS ARN SSP

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