Two Indian girl students were killed in a fire at a medical university in western Russia and some others injured, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Monday.
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
Their mortal remains will reach Moscow tomorrow. We will fly their mortal remains to Mumbai. Our heartfelt condolences.— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) February 15, 2016
The students named Pooja Kallur, 22, and Karishma Bhosale, 20, were killed in their sleep. They were fourth-year medicine students and were from Maharashtra. According to reports, they shared a room on the fourth floor of the six-storey hostel for Indian students.
(Feature image source: Twitter/Deccan Chronicle)