Ten Indian workers die in Najran building fire in Saudi Arabia

The blaze ripped through a windowless house some Indian and Bangladesh workers shared. In all, 11 workers were killed, Saudi civil defence sources were quoted as saying. The workers, who belonged to a construction company, were living near a gold market area in Faisaliah district.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: July 13, 2017 1:50 pm
sushma swaraj, Mosul, EAM External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

Ten Indian workers are among the dead in a building fire in Najran, Saudi Arabia. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has asked Indian diplomats to rush to the place to assist the six reportedly injured Indians and help bring back the bodies of the deceased Indians.

“I am aware of the fire tragedy in Najran in which we have lost 10 Indian nationals and six injured are in hospital. I have spoken to consul-general, Jeddah. Najran is 900 km from Jeddah. Our staff is rushing by the first flight available. Our consul-general is in touch with the governor of Najran.He is updating me,” she tweeted on Wednesday night.

The blaze ripped through a windowless house some Indian and Bangladesh workers shared, Saudi media reports said. In all, 11 workers were killed, Saudi civil defence sources were quoted as saying. The workers, who belonged to a construction company, were living near a gold market area in Faisaliah district.

As per available information, following are details of the Indians deceased in the fire incident in Najran, Saudi Arabia:

1. Name: Gauri Shankar Gupta
DOB: 20/03/1985
State: Bihar
Passport No. G4975904

2. Name: Kamapalan Sathyan
DOB: 23.06.1967
State: Kerala
Passport No. H708201.

3. Baiju Raghvan
DOB: 12.11.1991
State: Kerala.
Passport No. K4363057

4. Sreejith Kottasseri
DOB. 10.11.1988
State: Kerala
Passport No. K 3048096

5. Murokanandan Kaliyan
DOB: 05.12.1996
State: Tamil Nadu.
Passport No. H 3984107

6. Tabrej Khan
DOB: 04/09/1991
State: Uttar Pradesh
Passport No. M9926846

7. Ateeq Ahmad
DOB: 20/07/1977
State: Uttar Pradesh
Passport No. F7726022

8. Waseem Akram
DOB: 26/01/1988
State: Uttar Pradesh
Passport No. K0547686

9. Vakeel Ahmad
DOB: 19/03/1990
State: Uttar Pradesh
Passport No. M4114209

10. Paras Kumar Subedar (other details being ascertained).

11. Mohammad Waseem Azizur Rahman. (other details being ascertained).

Details of the injured also being ascertained. All assistance being extended by CGI Jeddah

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