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Kuwait fire: 40 Indian workers feared dead as massive fire engulfs building in Mangaf, say reports

Kuwait city: At least 40 Indians feared dead in a building fire in the city of Mangaf in southern Kuwait, the country’s state media reported on Wednesday. According to reports, at toal of 41 people were killed in the tragic incident. Local media reported that the building has a large Malyalam population. However, an official confirmation from the authorities is still awaited.

According to the statement released by Kuwait Health Ministry, all injured people, including some in critical condition, have been taken to several nearby hospitals for necessary medical treatment. Medical teams are doing their utmost to provide due medical care to those injured in the building fire, added the ministry.

According to the report, the fire started in the kitchen of a labour camp at 4:30 am on Wednesday. Some people died after jumping out of the apartment upon seeing the fire, while others perished from burns and smoke inhalation.

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