Malatya, Turkey – In a tragic turn of events, the body of an Indian national, Vijay Kumar, was recovered from under the debris of a hotel in Malatya. The Indian Embassy in Turkey confirmed the news and expressed their condolences to the family of the victim.
According to local authorities, the hotel collapsed due to a structural failure. Emergency services and search and rescue teams were immediately dispatched to the site to search for survivors and recover the bodies of those who were trapped. The rescue operation continued for several hours and finally, the body of Vijay Kumar was recovered from the rubble.
The Indian Embassy in Turkey is working closely with local authorities to assist the family of the deceased and provide all necessary support. The embassy has also issued a statement expressing their deep sadness over the loss of life and extended their sympathies to the bereaved family.
We inform with sorrow that the mortal remains of Shri Vijay Kumar, an Indian national missing in Turkiye since February 6 earthquake, have been found and identified among the debris of a hotel in Malatya, where he was on a business trip.@PMOIndia @DrSJaishankar @MEAIndia— India in Türkiye (@IndianEmbassyTR) February 11, 2023
The cause of the hotel collapse is under investigation and a detailed report is expected to be released soon. The Indian government has also issued a statement expressing its concern over the tragedy and promising to provide all necessary support to the family of the deceased.
This tragic incident has shocked the Indian community in Turkey and has also saddened people across India. Vijay Kumar’s family and friends are in a state of shock and disbelief as they mourn his untimely death. The Indian Embassy has urged the public to respect the privacy of the bereaved family during this difficult time.
The recovery of the body of Vijay Kumar marks the end of a tragic episode, but the memory of this tragic incident will remain with the people of India and Turkey forever. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the deceased and we hope that they find the strength to overcome this difficult time.