Kuwait fire: 24 Malayalis among 45 Indians killed | List of deceased

Photos of 11 Malayalis killed in the fire in Kuwait: Akash S Nair, Umarudheen Shameer, P V Muraleedharan, Stefin Abraham Sabu, Bahuleyan, Sreehari P (top row), Rengith K R, Lukose, Sajan George, Kelu Ponmaleri and Saju Varghese (bottow row). Photos: Special arrangement

Thiruvananthapuram: At least 49 people, including 24 Malayalis, were killed in a massive fire in a six-storeyed building at Mangaf block in Kuwait's Ahmadi Governorate on Wednesday. The Department of Non-Resident Keralites Affairs (NORKA) confirmed that 24 Keralites were killed in the fire. 

The total number of people killed in the Al-Mangaf building is 49 and 45 of them are Indians; the remaining ones are Pakistani, Filipino, Egyptian and Nepali nationals. Besides Keralites, the casualties also include people from other Indian states such as Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh. Out of the 35 placed under intensive care, the condition of seven is understood to be critical. At least five people are on ventilator support. Those injured are presently admitted to 5 government hospitals (Adan, Jaber, Farwaniya, Mubarak Al Kabeer and Jahra hospitals) in Kuwait and receiving proper medical care and attention.

Kuwait fire victims (Kerala)
1. Arun Babu from Thiruvananthapuram
2. Nitin Koothur from Kannur
3. Thomas Oommen from Tiruvalla
4. Mathew Thomas from Alappuzha
5. Akash S Nair (23) from Pandalam, Pathanamthitta. Was working in Kuwait for the past 6 years
6. KR Ranjith (34) from Chengala in Kasaragod. He was a storekeeper. Ranjith had been in Kuwait for the past 10 years.
7. Saju Varghese (56) from Konni, Pathanamthitta
8. Kelu Ponmaleri (55) from Kasaragod. He was a production engineer. He is survived by his wife K N Mani, an employee at the Pilicode panchayat office, and two sons.
9. Stefin Abraham Sabu (29) from Kottayam's Pampady. He was an engineer.
10. MP Bahulayan from Malappuram
11. Kuppante Purakkal Nooh from Kootayi, Tirur, Malappuram
12. Lukose aka Sabu (48) from Kollam's Velichikala. Was working in Kuwait for the past 18 years.
13. Sajan George from Punalur, Kollam. He was a chemical engineer
14. P V Muraleedharan from Vazhamuttom, Pathanamthitta. Worked in Kuwait for the past 30 years. He was the senior supervisor in the fabrication division
15. Viswas Krishnan from Dharmadom, Kannur
16. Umarudheen Shameer (33) from Kollam's Pooyappally. He was a driver in Kuwait
17. Srihari Pradeep from Changanassery, Kottayam
18. Binoy Thomas from Chavakkad in Thrissur
19. Sreejesh Thankappan Nair
20. Sumesh Pillai Sundaran
21. Aneesh Kumar Unnankandi
22. Sibin Thevaroth Abraham (31) from Keezhvaipur, Pathanamthitta
23. Shibu Verghese

Kuwait fire victims (Other States)
1. Veerachami Mariappan - Tamil Nadu
2. Chinnadurai Krishnamurthy - Tamil Nadu
3. Sivashankar Govind - Tamil Nadu
4. Raju Abameesan - Tamil Nadu
5. Karuppanna Ramu - Tamil Nadu
6. Bunaf Richard Roy Ananda Manoharan - Tamil Nadu
7. Muhammad Sharif - Tamil Nadu
8. Satyanarayana Molletti - Andhra
9. Eshwarudu Meesala - Andhra
10. Lokanatham Tamada - Andhra
11. Sheo Shankar Singh - Bihar
12. Mohammed Jahore - Odisha
13. Santosh Kumar Gowda - Odisha
14. Vijayakumar Prasanna - Karnataka
15. Denny Baby Karunakaran - Maharashtra
16. Dwarikesh Patta Naik - Bengal
17. Praveen Madhav Singh - Uttar Pradesh
18. Jairam Gupta - Uttar Pradesh
19. Angad Gupta - Uttar Pradesh
20. MD Ali Hussain - Jharkhand
21. Anil Giri - Haryana
22. Himat Rai – Punjab

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