Two Indian sailors were killed in a fire on board a vessel off Yemen while three Indians injured in the fire have been admitted to a hospital in Oman, Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said.
Sharing the tragic news on twitter, the minister also expressed her condolences to the bereaved families. "We have lost two Indian sailors Mahesh Kumar Rajagopal and Deepu Lathika Mohan due to fire in a vessel Al Sadaa. My condolences," she tweeted.
The minister said the injured have been admitted to a hospital in Salalah, Oman. ”The three injured have been admitted in a hospital in Salalah, Oman. Our missions in Djibouti and Oman are providing all assistance,” she added.
Swaraj said that Indian “missions in Djibouti and Oman were providing all possible assistance”. One of the injured is in critical condition at the Sultan Qaboos Hospital in Salalah.
“The three sailors injured in Yemen are all Indians. They are admitted in Sultan Qaboos Hospital Salalah (Oman). Alauddin (from Lucknow) s out of danger. Tajveer Singh (Ghaziabad) is stable, while Atul Borker (from Chennai) is critical. Our mission in Oman is providing all help,” she posted.