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Sudan ceramics factory explosion: 18 Indians killed among 23 people

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Khartoum, Dec 04: Nearly, 18 Indians among 23 people killed more than 130 injured in a deadly LPG tanker blast at a ceramic factory in Sudan on Wednesday.

Sudan ceramics factory explosion: 18 Indians killed among 23 people

Union External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, in a tweet, has confirmed that an Indian embassy representative has already rushed to the accident site.

Jaishankar tweeted, "The Embassy representative has rushed to the site. A 24-hour emergency hotline +249-921917471 has been set up by @EoI_Khartoum Embassy is also putting out updates on social media. Our prayers are with the workers and their families."

Reportedly, there were nearly 50 employees from India who were working in the factory.

Meanwhile, the Indian embassy has issued a detailed list of Indians who were killed, hospitalised, survived and went missing in this tragic incident

On Wednesday, the workers noticed black smoke in the sky after the blaze broke out at the factory site in Khartoum today.

Employees also heard loud explosion, the blaze spread the car park and several cars gutted in the fire.

Initial reports suggested that the blast in the tanker has lead to the massive ablaze. Reports also suggested that there was lack of safety measures in the manufacturing site.

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