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इंडियन आवाज़     15 Dec 2019 10:21:04      انڈین آواز
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At least 19 Indians killed in Sudan

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At least 19 Indians were killed and nine injured in an LPG tanker blast at Seela Ceramic Factory at Bahri area of Khartoum in Sudan.

Injured in the incident have been admitted to the hospital for treatment.

Indian Ambassador to Sudan Ravindra Prasad Jaiswal told AIR News that the Indian Embassy officials have visited the Hospital and met the injured Indians.

He said, the Embassy has assured all possible assistance and best treatment to them.

16 Indians were missing after the incident that occurred in Khartoum. Some of the missing may be in the list of dead as identification is not possible because of the bodies being burnt.

The embassy today issued a detailed list of Indians who were hospitalised, went missing or survived the tragedy. Thirty-four Indians who survived have been accommodated at the Saloomi Ceramics Factory residence.

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has said that the embassy representative has rushed to the site. A 24-hour emergency hotline 249-921917471 has been set up at embassy of India in Khartoum.

Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi has expressed his anguish over the blast.

In a tweet, Mr Modi said, his thoughts are with the bereaved families and prayers with the injured. He said, Indian embassy is providing all possible assistance to those affected.

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