New Delhi: A fire that broke out at a medical university in Western Russia has claimed the lives of two Indian girls as well. The incident was reported to the press by the External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj through a tweet. The girls were students of Smolensk Medical Academy and belonged to the state of Maharashtra.
Mrs Swaraj had also stated that some students were injured but many were out of danger. The university is 400 kilometers from Moscow and a team from the Indian Embassy has already reached there. The Minister said the mortal remains of the girls will reach Moscow today and will later be flown to Mumbai. Mrs Swaraj had expressed her condolences as well to the family members of the deceased.
We have lost two Indian girl students (both from Maharsthra) studying at Smolensk Medical Academy in Russia in a fire accident.@RajeGangarde
— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) February 15, 2016