18 Indians killed in factory fire in Sudan
Khartoum, December 4
At least 18 Indians were among the 23 people killed and over 130 injured in a horrific LPG tanker blast at a ceramic factory in Sudan, the Indian mission said here on Wednesday.
Sixteen Indians were missing after the incident that happened at Seela Ceramic Factory in Bahri area in Khartoum, the national capital.
“As per latest reports, 18 are dead,” the Indian Embassy said in a release.
“Some of the missing may be in the list of the dead which we are still to receive as identification is not possible because of the bodies being burnt,” it added.
The embassy on Wednesday issued a detailed list of Indians who were hospitalised, went missing or survived the tragedy.
As per its data, 7 people have been hospitalised, with four in critical condition.
Thirty four Indians who survived have been accommodated at the Saloomi Ceramics Factory residence.
A report quoted the Sudanese government saying that 23 people were killed and more than 130 injured in the incident, which, according to preliminary reports, indicated that necessary safety equipment was missing at the site.