New Delhi: Two Indian students were killed in a fire at a medical university in Russia on Sunday, Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj said in tweets.
The Minister also said: “Some students are injured. They are out of danger. The place is 400 kms from Moscow. Our team has already reached there.”
The fire broke out on the fourth floor of the dormitory of the Smolensk Medical Academy, said the Russian investigative committee.
Two students were killed in their sleep; they were Pooja Kallur, 22, and Karishma Bhosale, 20, both from Maharashtra.
They were fourth-year medicine students.
Reports said Pooja and Karishma shared a room on the fourth floor of the six-storey hostel for Indian students.
Their families received calls from the families of other students on the fire and were told that the two were missing.
Expressing condolences, Ms Swaraj said the remains of the students will be brought to Mumbai today.