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Over 28,523 Indians died in Gulf nations in last 4 years: MoS to Lok Sabha

About 2,564 deaths of Indian nationals were recorded in Oman while 1,301 deaths were recorded in Qatar

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Doha, gulf nations
Illustration photo of a map of Qatar. Photo: Reuters

A total of 28,523 died in the of the UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, and in the last four years, the Lok Sabha was told on Wednesday.

The highest number of deaths of was recorded in between 2014-2018 at 12,828 followed by the at 7,877, Minister of State at the External Affairs Ministry V K Singh told the Lok Sabha in response to a question.

About 1,021 deaths of between 2014-2018 was recorded in while 2,932 deaths were recorded in

About 2,564 deaths of Indian nationals were recorded in while 1,301 deaths were recorded in Qatar, he said.

Singh said that in order to prevent workers' death such as suicides and road accidents in the Gulf countries, awareness campaigns are conducted by the missions and posts through labour camps organised by Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra in collaboration with the Indian missions.

The highest number of deaths in these in the last four years was recorded in 2016 when 6,013 Indian nationals died followed by 2017 when 5,906 Indian nationals died in these countries.

First Published: Wed, December 12 2018. 15:35 IST
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