Five Indians killed in Dubai shipyard accident

DUBAI MARCH 29. At least five Indians were among the 21 killed in the accident at the Dubai Drydock company shipyard on Wednesday, an Indian Consulate official confirmed today.

The Labour Consular, I.P. Mohanan, said four Indians were still missing while all the injured were discharged after treatment on Thursday evening.

Mr. Mohanan said the injured worker, Venkata Raman, was being treated as an in-patient because of a leg fracture.

The process of issuing death certificates and arrangements for the transportation of the bodies were in progress. Bodies would be returned to India or buried here according to the wishes of the families of the bereaved, he added. The Indian Community Welfare Committee is assisting the consulate.

While K. Philip George, Alex Samuel, Sunil Kumar Narayanan, M. Pasha and M.R. Naidu have been confirmed dead, V. Keshavan, Ivan Simathy, B. Palani and Dilli Ganesh are missing. _UNI

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