The deadly explosion of an LPG tanker in a ceramic factory in Sudan killed at least 23 people and wounded at least 18 Indians, the Indian mission said here on Wednesday. At least Sixteen Indians were missing after the incident at the Seela Ceramic Factory in Bahrain. Area in the national capital, Khartoum on Tuesday.
“According to the latest reports, but not yet officially confirmed, 18 people have been killed,” the Indian embassy said in a release. Some of the missing persons may be included in the list of the dead, whose identity is not yet known as it added that the bodies were being burnt.
On Wednesday, the embassy released a detailed list of Indians, who were hospitalized, went missing or survived the tragedy. According to statistics, seven people have been admitted to the hospital, of which four are in critical condition. Thirty surviving Indians have been provided accommodation at the residence of the Saloomi Ceramics Factory.
An AFP report quoted the Sudanese government as saying that 23 people were killed and more than 130 were injured in the incident, according to preliminary reports indicating that security equipment was present at the scene. Were not
“Inappropriate flammable material was also stored here, which caused the fire to spread,” the government said, adding that the investigation has been launched.