SAUDI ARABIA

Indian consulate working to reach families of 11 dead in Najran fire

July 13, 2017
Irfan Mohammed

Saudi Gazette

JEDDAH — The team of senior diplomats at Indian Consulate here have been working round the clock to assist families of victims of the Najran fire tragedy.

“We have identified that all 11 dead were Indians and are trying to communicate with their families.” Indian Consul General Md. Noor Rahman Sheikh told Saudi Gazette.

He said that among dead, 5 were from Uttar Pradesh, 3 from Kerala and one each from Bihar, Punjab and Tamil Nadu.

He added that among the injured five from India – 4 are from Uttar Pradesh and one from Jarkhand.

The consul general said that particulars of victims would be made public shortly. Sheikh said that consulate was able to establish contact with some of families so far and officers are working to reach others at the earliest based on their passport details.

He also said that a consulate help team is stationed in Najran and he was personally in touch with all relevant authorities including the governorate in Najran. He said that he was also constantly updating senior officials back home in New Delhi.


July 13, 2017
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