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Two Indians killed in Houthi shelling in Saudi Arabia

Two Indians, Vishnu and Farooq, both from the State of Kerala, were killed in Houthi attack on in Samta town in Saudi Arabia.

Riyadh: An Indian has been killed and three other Indians were among the injured in mortar attacks in Saudi Arabia's Jizan province by Houthi rebels from Yemen. One more Indian had died three days ago in shelling.

The incident occurred on Sunday in Samta town. Houthi rebels bombarded close to Samta General Hospital, Saudi Gazette reported.

Vishnu, from Kerala, India, was the Indian killed on Sunday. He worked with a cell phone shop in Samta. Munir Ahmed, Saghir Ahmed and Waleed Ahmed were injured in the shelling. They belong to Jammu and Kashmir and are in hospital. Two Egyptians and a Yemeni were also among the injured. Sunday's shelling was the worst in two days.

On Friday, another Indian was killed and two others were injured in the same region. Farooq, who died, was a mechanic from Kerala. Three more, from other countries, died when Yemeni Houthi rebels attacked the Samta hospital Friday.

There are several Indian nurses working in the Samta General Hospital. They are likely to be shifted to the nearby King Fahd Hospital for safety, according to sources.

September 21, 2015


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