Two Indian students die in Russia fire; bodies will be brought back home, says Sushma
New Delhi: Two girls from Maharashtra who were studying in a medical college in Russia have died in a fire accident and arrangements are being made to bring their mortal remains to Mumbai, Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Monday.
"Their mortal remains will reach Moscow tomorrow. We will fly their mortal remains to Mumbai. Our heartfelt condolences,” the External Affairs Minister tweeted. An Indian team has reached the place to bring back the bodies.
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
The girls were studying at Smolensk Medical Academy, which is some 400 km from Moscow.
Further details on the incident were not immediately known.
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