NEW DELHI: Two Indian seafarers were killed and three others injured after a fire broke out in a vessel - Al Sadaa - in Yemen.
One of the injured – Atul Borker – is a resident of Chennai and his condition is said to be critical. He has been admitted to Sultan Qaboos Hospital Salalah in Oman, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said.
The boiler explosion on the Panama-flagged vessel took place on Sunday. Built in 1994 at the Chungmu Yard, Al Sadaa is owned by a UAE-based industrial group.
“We have lost two Indian sailors Mahesh Kumar Rajagopal and Deepu Lathika Mohan due to fire in a vessel Al Sadaa. The three injured have been admitted in a hospital in Salalah, Oman. Our missions in Djibouti and Oman are providing all assistance,” Swaraj tweeted.
The minister, in a series of tweets, informed that the condition of Alauddin from Lucknow and Tajveer Singh from Ghaziabad is stable, while Chennai’s Atul Borker is critical.
“The three sailors injured in Yemen are all Indians. They are admitted in Sultan Qaboos Hospital Salalah (Oman). Alauddin (Lucknow) is out of danger. Tajveer Singh (Ghaziabad) is stable, while Atul Borker (Chennai) is critical. Our mission in Oman is providing all help,” Swaraj said.