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Kuwait inferno: Kerala Cabinet set to convene to expedite the repatriation of bodies

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The Ambassador of India to Kuwait, Adarsh Swaika, visits Mubarak Al-Kabeer Hospital, where 11 workers injured in the fire have been admitted, in Kuwait on Wednesday, June 12, 2023.

The Ambassador of India to Kuwait, Adarsh Swaika, visits Mubarak Al-Kabeer Hospital, where 11 workers injured in the fire have been admitted, in Kuwait on Wednesday, June 12, 2023.
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The State cabinet will convene at 10 a.m. Thursday to expedite the process to bring back the bodies of  Keralities killed in the fire that ripped through a labour camp in Kuwait. 

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will chair the meeting. The cabinet will weigh means to rush relief for Keralites under treatment for burn and fall injuries in various hospitals in Kuwait.

The government is in touch with the Malayalee diaspora in Kuwait. The cabinet might weigh sending a government representative to Kuwait to coordinate with the Indian Embassy officials. 

The cabinet will also declare compensation for the victims’  families.

So far, eleven workers from Kerala have perished in the fire. Officials have tentatively identified seven of them.  They are Sajan George, Shameer, and Lukose, all from Kollam district, Muraleedharan (Pathanamthitta), Akash Sasidharan Nair (Pandalam), Saju Varghese (Konni), Abraham Sabu. (Kottayam). They expect the death toll to go up, given the severe nature of the injuries of several persons under treatment. 

Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs, George Kurian, told a news channel in New Delhi that the Indian Embassy was in touch with the Kuwait authorities to expedite the identification of the bodies of those killed in the Kuwait fire. He said DNA matching of unidentifiable bodies might be a time-consuming process. 

He said the Centre was in touch with the Kerala government. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced a preliminary ex gratia payment of ₹2 lakh for the victims’ families. 

Mr Kurian said the central government had tasked Indian Embassy officials in Kuwait with ensuring that people who sustained burn and fall injuries in the blaze received the best medical care. 



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