Two female medical students were reportedly killed in a fire accident in their university in Smolensk, Russia, yesterday.
Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted about the death of the two female students, who were native of Maharashtra. They were pursuing a medical degree at the Smolensk Medical Academy.
We have lost two Indian girl students (both from Maharsthra) studying at Smolensk Medical Academy in Russia in a fire accident.@RajeGangarde— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) February 15, 2016
Swaraj also tweeted that few other students were also injured in the fire. It remains unclear of the other injured students were also of Indian origin.
Some students are injured. They are out of danger. The place is 400 Kms from Moscow. Our team has already reached there.@RajeGangarde— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) February 15, 2016
According to news reports, the fire reportedly started at a dormitory in the fourth floor of the university. Details of the investigation is yet to be revealed.
Their mortal remains will reach Moscow tomorrow. We will fly their mortal remains to Mumbai. Our heartfelt condolences.— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) February 15, 2016
Expressing her condolences, Swaraj tweeted that the mortal remains of the two Indian students will reach Moscow today and then will be flow back to Mumbai.
(With inputs from PTI)