File photo of the Abu Dhabi skyline, used here for representational purposes only. (FritzDaCat/Wikimedia/CC BY-SA 3.0)

File photo of the Abu Dhabi skyline, used here for representational purposes only. (FritzDaCat/Wikimedia/CC BY-SA 3.0)

UAE blast: Mortal remains of two Indians to reach country today

New Delhi, January 21, 2022

The mortal remains of the two Indians killed in an oil tanker blast, said to have been carried out by Yemen's Houthi rebels, in Abu Dhabi, the capital of United Arab Emirates (UAE), on January 17 will reach India on Friday.

All formalities for repatriation of the mortal remains were completed by the Indian embassy in the UAE on Thursday.

The mortal remains will reach Amritsar in Punjab and will be handed over to the families of the deceased.

Three people, including the two Indians and a Pakistani, were killed in the blast in three oil tankers in a suspected Houthi drone strike on Monday, January 17 in Abu Dhabi.

The oil tankers belong to ADNOC company, the leading energy producer of UAE. Six others also got injured, including two Indians, who were admitted in hospital and later discharged the same day.

IANS

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