The bodies reached the Hyderabad airport, after which they were transported to their homes.

Bodies of four Telangana workers killed in UAE fire reach their hometownsImage: Facebook/RGIA - Hyderabad
news News Saturday, April 08, 2017 - 07:42

Bodies of four of the five workers from Telangana who died in a fire in Abu Dhabi in October last year have reached their home towns.

The mortal remains of Naresh Muchindla and Prakash Malavath were brought from Abu Dhabi to Hyderabad on Friday.

The state government provided free hearse service to transport the bodies to their homes in Nirmal district.

Bodies of Thota Rakesh of Nizamabad and Gandla Abhilash of Nirmal districts were brought on Thursday.

The bodies of the four workers were identified after the state government last month sent their relatives to Abu Dhabi to give their DNA samples.

Five workers from Telangana were killed in an accident in a labour camp on Reem island on October 19 in Abu Dhabi. They were working for Gulf Dunes Landscaping & Agricultural Services Co.

According to reports, the fire broke out after the workers had retired for the night, and when they were asleep in their room.

“The dead were from room numbers 17, 20 and 30. The fibre door of room number 17 caught fire when a tube light developed short circuit. The fire spread in seconds as all the beds were made of foam. Many workers escaped but Naresh in room 17, Gangaraju in room 20 and the other three in room 30 died on the spot. We have minor injuries,” Rudra Shankar, President of Telangana NRIs Welfare Association, was quoted as saying.

The body of Pitla Naresh of Kamareddy district was identified and was brought to India in January.

As the other bodies were charred beyond recognition, the Indian embassy in the UAE had asked the NRI Department of Telangana to prepare a close relative each of the deceased for journey to Abu Dhabi to give DNA samples.


IANS inputs

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