KHARTOUM (Sudan): At least 18 Indians were among the 23 people killed in an LPG tanker blast at a ceramic factory in Sudan. In a release, the Indian mission in Khartoum said, 16 Indians were missing after the incident that occurred at Seela Ceramic Factory in Bahri area in Khartoum.
FIRE INCIDENT : SEELA CERAMIC FACTORY, BAHRI, KHARTOUM
contd are as per lists given below, but some of the missing may be in the list of dead which we are still to receive as identification is not possible because of the bodies being burnt. pic.twitter.com/SmBu9usj6o
India in Sudan (@EoI_Khartoum) December 4, 2019
It added that some of the missing may be in the list of the 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.
As per its data, seven people have been hospitalised, with four in critical condition. 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.