Kuwait Fire Tragedy: PM Modi Announces ₹ 2 Lakh Compensation for Families of Indian Nationals

GG News Bureau
New Delhi, 13th June. 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced compensation of ₹ 2 lakh each for the families of Indian nationals who lost their lives in a tragic fire in Kuwait’s Mangaf area. The devastating fire, which engulfed a multi-storey building housing foreign workers, claimed the lives of at least 49 people, predominantly Indians, and left over 50 others injured.

Chairing a review meeting at his residence at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg, PM Modi expressed deep sorrow over the incident and extended condolences to the bereaved families. He also wished a speedy recovery to those injured in the fire. Directing the Indian government to provide all necessary assistance, PM Modi instructed that immediate measures be taken to facilitate the repatriation of the deceased.

Minister of State for External Affairs Kirti Vardhan Singh has been tasked with traveling to Kuwait to oversee relief efforts and ensure the swift repatriation of remains. The compensation for the families of the deceased will be provided from the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund, as announced in a statement by the Ministry of External Affairs.

The meeting, attended by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister Pramod Kumar Mishra, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra, and other senior officials, underscored India’s commitment to providing support during this tragic event. The Indian embassy in Kuwait remains actively engaged with local authorities to coordinate necessary actions in response to the incident.

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