New Delhi: Two Indians have been killed in the Istanbul night club attack which left at least 39 people dead on Sunday.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj announced: “I have a bad news from Turkey. We have lost two Indian nationals in the Istanbul attack. Indian Ambassador is on way to Istanbul. /1.”
The deceased have been identified as Abis Rizvi and Khushi Shah.
Abis Rizvi is the son of former Rajya Sabha MP Akhtar Hassan Rizvi.
“The victims are Mr.Abis Rizvi son of former Rajya Sabha MP and Ms.Khushi Shah from Gujarat. /2,” Swaraj said.
She said the government is trying to help Rizvis with their visa for traveling to Istanbul.
“I have just spoken to Mr.Akhtar Hassan Rizvi father of Abis Rizvi. He and Mrs Rizvi also want to go to Istanbul. We r organising their Visa,” she said.
Condoling the incident, Swaraj tweeted: “I have also spoken to Shri Ashok Shah father of Ms.Khushi Shah and conveyed our condolences.”
At least 39 people were killed, including 16 foreign nationals, and 40 others were injured during an attack at a nightclub in Turkish capital Istanbul on Sunday, media reports said.