EAM receives condolence call from UAE FM on Indians killed in Houthi ‘terror attack’

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New Delhi, Jan 18 : External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Tuesday received a condolence call from UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan on the death of two Indians in a Houthi “terror attack” in Abu Dhabi yesterday.

The EAM conveyed India’s strong solidarity with the UAE “in the face of such unacceptable acts”.

He said the Indian Embassy is working with UAE authorities to provide the fullest support to the families of the deceased.

He said in tweets:

“Deeply appreciate receiving a call from UAE FM @ABZayed.

“He expressed condolences for the Indian lives lost in the terror attack in UAE yesterday.

“Conveyed our strong solidarity with UAE in face of such unacceptable acts.

“Our Embassy is working with UAE authorities to provide the fullest support to families of the deceased.”

Earlier on Tuesday, the Indian Embassy in UAE said they have established the identities of the two Indians killed in the tanker explosion in Mussaffah caused by a Houthi drone attack, and that they are working with the UAE authorities for early repatriation of the bodies.

In tweets, the Indian Embassy also said that two Indians were among the six persons who were injured in the incident on Monday. They have been discharged after treatment, it posted.

It thanked the UAE government, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation-UAE, and the Adnoc (Abu Dhabi National Oil Corporation) group for their support.

17 January incident UPDATE Identities of 2 deceased Indian nationals established.

“@IndembAbuDhabi officials are in touch with their family members.

“The Mission is working closely with UAE authorities, including ADNOC, for early repatriation of mortal remains.

“Of the 6 injured, 2 are Indian nationals. After receiving medical treatment they were discharged yesterday night.

“We thank the UAE Government




for their support,” it posted.

The tanker explosions had occurred in ICAD 3, Mussaffah, near Mohamed bin Zayed City at around 10am.

Besides the two Indians, a Pakistani national was also killed in the explosion. The Houthis have claimed responsibility for the attack.


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