Relatives of Indians killed in UAE fire to give DNA samples

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Hyderabad, March 20 (IANS) Relatives of four of the five workers from Telangana who died in a fire in Abu Dhabi will leave for the UAE on Tuesday to give DNA samples for identification of bodies.

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

The body of Pitla Naresh of Kamareddy distruct was identified and the mortal remains were brought to India in January.

The bodies of Rakesh Thota, Prakash Malavath, Abhilesh Gandla and Naresh Muchindla where charred beyond recognition.

The Indian embassy in the UAE had asked the NRI department in Telangana to prepare a close relative each of the deceased for journey to Abu Dhabi to give DNA samples.

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The state government prepared the passports of the four relatives of the deceased apart from two family members as accompanying escorts.

Necessary arrangements have been made to facilitate the travel of the six persons. The NRI department said visas and air travel tickets were arranged for them.

The officials of the Indian Embassy will receive them at Abu Dhabi where they are likely to stay for a week before returning to India.



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