Kuwait fire tragedy: Stephin’s death leaves Pambady in a pall of gloom

The news of several Malayalees losing their lives in the accident spread quickly to Kerala, where Stephin’s parents, Sabu Abraham and Sherly Sabu, received the heartbreaking information.
Stephin Abraham Sabu who died in the Kuwait building fire.
Stephin Abraham Sabu who died in the Kuwait building fire.

KOTTAYAM: The Edimariyil family in Pambady was devastated to learn that Stephin Abraham Sabu, 29, was among those dead in the Kuwait fire accident on Wednesday.

The news of several Malayalees losing their lives in the accident spread quickly to Kerala, where Stephin’s parents, Sabu Abraham and Sherly Sabu, received the heartbreaking information.

The family was overwhelmed with grief as a pall of gloom descended on the village by late evening.

Stephin, an alumnus of Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology (RIT) in Pampady, had been working as an engineer at the construction firm NBTC Group in Kuwait. His untimely death shattered his dreams of completing his dream home and getting married.

Stephin Abraham Sabu who died in the Kuwait building fire.
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According to Stephin’s relatives, he was planning to return home within two months to carry out the housewarming of his under-construction house in Pampady.

“The construction of Stephin’s house was almost finished, and the family was actively searching for a bride for him. He had planned to conduct the housewarming by the end of July,” said Babu Mathew, a member of Stephin’s church, IPC Bethel in Pampady.

Information received from Kuwait indicated that Stephin was on the fifth floor when the fire broke out, leading to his death due to suffocation.

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