Indian community mourns blast victims

March 01, 2014 - 5:09:55 am

Indian Ambassador Sanjiv Arora addressing the condolence meeting.

DOHA: The Indian community yesterday mourned 11 expatriates who died in Thursday’s gas tanker explosion at the ‘Istanbul’ restaurant near Landmark Mall.

Addressing a gathering at Indian Cultural Centre (ICC), Ambassador Sanjiv Arora praised timely response by Qatari authorities and the Prime Minister and Interior Minister H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani. 

He also conveyed the community’s condolences to the bereaved families. Confirming the death of five Indians, he said 12 Indians had been treated for injuries. The embassy is in contact with all concerned to repatriate the bodies to their native places, he added. 

Hari Har Kant Poudal, Second Secretary, Nepalese embassy, P S Sasikumar, Deputy Chief, Indian  embassy, Suman Sharma, Second Secretary, Indian embassy, Tarun Basu, President, ICC, Kareem Abdulla, President, Indian Community Benevolent Fund, K M Varghese, Advisory Council Member, ICC, and leaders of Indian community organisations were present.

The Peninsula

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