At least 19 Indians were killed in an LPG tanker blast at Seela Ceramic Factory at Bahri area of Khartoum in Sudan. Nine others who were injured in the incident have been admitted to the hospital for treatment. 16 Indians were missing after the incident that occurred in Khartoum. Some of the missing may be in the list of dead as identification is not possible because of the bodies being burnt. The embassy yesterday issued a detailed list of Indians who were hospitalised, went missing or survived the tragedy.
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. Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi has expressed his anguish over the blast. In a tweet, Mr Modi said, his thoughts are with the bereaved families and prayers with the injured. He said, Indian embassy is providing all possible assistance to those affected.